Alisa Lopez has served in higher education for over 15 years and currently leads business development and consulting for NEIS-Education. Prior to this role, she served as executive director of full-time recruitment at Pepperdine University's Graziadio Business School where she directed worldwide market development, student recruitment, and enrollment management for the full-time MBA and specialized master’s programs. She also served as executive director of global programs at Pepperdine's Graziadio School where she designed and managed international courses, student and faculty exchanges, and 40 international partnerships. Prior to her work in international education, Alisa began her career in international business and trade finance at Honda Trading America Corporation and the Export-Import Bank of Japan. Her professional international career has been enhanced by previous experience in Nigeria, Japan, South Korea, France, Chile, El Salvador, and Canada. Alisa holds a master's degree in international management degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, a bachelor of arts in French and a bachelor of science in business from West Virginia University. She is an experienced program and project manager with PMO-CP certification, Agile certificate, and prior PMP certification.