Alyssa Smaldino is Senior Associate at Living Cities, where she helps harness the collective power of the world’s largest foundations to build a new type of urban practice that gets dramatically better results for low-income people, faster. She previously worked in global health leadership development, most notably as Executive Director of GlobeMed, which organizes and trains students and grassroots leaders in the movement for global health equity. She is currently enrolled in the Executive MPA program at NYU-Wagner and holds a degree in Public Health from George Washington University.
Alyssa is a facilitator, community organizer, and activist committed to advancing racial equity and abolishing harmful systems such as the prison industrial complex. Her multifaceted experiences have given her exposure to many different fields of thought, helping her draw connections across sectors and borders to creatively imagine and build toward a more equitable future. Across all of her work she centers her values of courage, love, and equity to reduce social harms and build grassroots power.