Senior Program Officer, Environment
Expertise: Strategic program development; international and environmental sustainable development policy; climate change adaptation; water resource management and policy; sustainable business; East and Southeast Asia.
Lisa Hook serves as the Senior Program Officer of The Asia Foundation's newly expanded environment program, supporting all aspects of development, including: program strategy, program and donor scoping, annual planning and budget processes, proposal writing and project design, outreach and communications (developing blog articles, video, brochure and briefing documents), and research on strategic issue areas. Lisa serves as an expert for the Foundation on environmental sustainability issues, and collaborates with U.S.-based program units, as well as across the Foundation's 18 field offices to develop innovative environmental programs. Internally, Lisa coordinates with Foundation offices to implement green office practices.
Prior to her role as Senior Program Officer, Lisa worked in the Foundation's Cambodia office on a six-month assignment developing the office's climate change program strategy, and supporting a $16 million natural resource management and livelihoods project. Additionally, she contributed research and analysis to guide the expansion of the new environment program, and supported Foundation-wide annual planning and budgeting process for country offices, U.S.-based program units, and themes.
Before joining the Foundation, Lisa served as a Research Analyst for KLD Research & Analytics in Boston, analyzing company performance for inclusion in socially screened indices, and advising companies on sustainability reporting and practices. Lisa has also worked with the World Bank on climate change adaptation; in Beijing, China with AccountAbility on sustainable business practices; and with the Asia Society and Columbia University Water Center on water security in Asia. She has lived and studied language in both China and Japan.
Education: Bachelor's degree in International Relations and East Asia from Wellesley College; master's degree in International Affairs, Energy and Environmental Policy from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).