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she/her, they/them, siya

Undergraduate Institution

Swarthmore College


Institute for Policy Studies


Outreach Coordinator, National Priorities Project

Current Location

Washington DC



Personal Interests

  • cooking
  • running
  • Reading
  • journaling
  • Poetry
  • coffee shops
  • gardening
  • Art
  • Music

Professional Interests

  • Journalism, Communications, Outreach
  • Law, Policy, and Regulatory Affairs
  • Public Health
  • Social/Environmental Justice and Equity
  • Sustainability

Alliyah Lusuegro is a first-generation Filipina immigrant, relative, foodie, storyteller, advocate, and adventurer. She hails from many homes, including the Philippines and Chicago, IL, but resides currently in Nacotchtank and Piscataway land, also known as Washington D.C.

At the Institute for Policy Studies, Alliyah is the Outreach Coordinator for the National Priorities Project (NPP), serving as project manager for growing collaborations with immigrant rights organizations and movements against climate change. Prior to joining NPP, Alliyah was a Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Fellow at Ocean Conservancy working on policy, advocacy and storytelling with the Fish Conservation Program.

Alliyah graduated from Swarthmore College as a QuestBridge National Match Scholar with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and double minor in Biology and Gender & Sexuality Studies. She is a proud alumni member of DDCSP University of Michigan 2018 and the Rethink Outside Fellowship with Blue Sky Funders Forum. Her interests dwell in narratives, diaspora, home-building, belonging, food, and culture which manifests most in the lenses of human rights, food sovereignty, and public policy in her work.