Alisa Lopez leads admissions, enrollment management, and financial aid for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and she is serving as the NAFSA Trainer Corps Chair in 2022. She also 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 Masters 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 Masters 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. She is an experienced trainer and volunteers with the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Trainer Corps.