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Senior Associate, Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL)
National League of Cities
As Senior Associate for Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) at NLC since 2017, Aliza R. Wasserman leads a national training and technical assistance effort supporting elected officials working to advance racial equity and foster racial healing in their cities. Aliza has spent the past decade working at the intersections of public health, racial justice and federal, state and local policy, previously with the Boston Public Health Commission and Wholesome Wave. After receiving her MPH and MS in Food Policy from Tufts University in 2009, Aliza led policy efforts with the City of Boston’s health department, where she advocated for state legislation and budget priorities to address racial health inequities amongst residents of Boston, co-led racial justice and health equity trainings, implemented city-wide policy and systems changes to foster healthy environments and supported multi-year organizational change and community engagement processes to reduce inequities rooted in racism.