Research and Communications Officer, Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Alyssa Lawther is the Research and Communications Officer at Funders for LGBTQ Issues, where they play a leading role in executing the organization’s research program. Alyssa developed strong data and analytic skills working at leading research institutions, most recently as a Research Associate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT. Following this, they began a Ph.D. program in economics, driven by their interest in economics as a framework for addressing the causes and consequences of social inequity. However, their desire to more firmly ground their work in real-world advocacy led them to leave this program and pursue opportunities outside of academia. They are excited to work on increasing data accessibility for stakeholders.