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Alisha Powell

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Program Director
Homeland Security & Public Safety Division


Alisha Powell serves as program director for the NGA Center for Best Practices’ Homeland Security & Public Safety Division, where she focuses on emergency management, terrorism, energy assurance, fusion centers and public health preparedness.

Powell has served several roles in the Homeland Security and Public Safety Division, including program assistant, policy analyst and senior policy analyst. She has also served as a senior analyst for E3 Federal Solutions and peer teacher of Politics of the Middle East for Hofstra University.

Powell holds a master’s degree in global security studies from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Hofstra University.

Alisha originally hails from New York.