Alisha serves as an Administrative Support Specialist to the Director of Manufacturing and Energy Solutions and his staff. She also supports the Director of the Manufacturing Makes It Real Network and assists with other administrative duties as assigned. She enjoys working with her team of Extension Specialists in the areas of Lean / Six Sigma, E3, Industrial Engineering, and Water and Energy. Previously, Alisha worked as a Graduate Assistant at NC Central University and gained experience working with large database systems including SPSS. She also completed an internship at the NC General Assembly, where she worked with elected officials from all across North Carolina. Alisha's administrative work began when she worked for NC State University Housing during college as both a Resident Advisor and as a Community Assistant Coordinator in the Tri-Towers area on campus. Alisha holds a dual B.A. in Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies from NC State. She also holds a Master of Public Administration from NC Central University. She is a member of the American Society for Public Administrators and is active in the NC State Alumni Association.