Alysha Alani is an Innovation Strategist at Commonwealth. She focuses on scaling solutions and advancing policy priorities to support financially vulnerable people, including prize-linked savings and tax-time savings strategies.
Prior to joining Commonwealth, Alysha was an Emerson National Hunger Fellow through the Congressional Hunger Center.She worked with the Financial Stability team at United Way of King County (Seattle, WA) where she played a key role in implementing tax time savings initiatives and later worked with the Family-Centered Social Policy program at New America, a D.C.-based think tank. There she identified narratives of bias in policy making and researched tech innovations that enable financially vulnerable individuals to access social services. Alysha earned a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in anthropology and Spanish with minors in public health and gender studies from the University of Rochester.