Alisa Sommer O'Hara

Global Head of EdTech Partnerships

Google for Educaiton

Alisa is the Global Head of EdTech Partnerships at Google, where she focuses on driving strategic partnerships and programs with EdTech companies to increase Google’s and the ecosystem’s impact on education. Prior to this role, Alisa graduated from the JD/MBA program at UCLA and spent 4 years at Monitor Deloitte, where she led go-to-market and digital transformation strategy projects across sectors. She has also held several roles in the Media & Entertainment industry, including leading sales & partnerships with Google’s top entertainment partners and roles at Disney, Lionsgate, and Creative Artists Agency.Alisa is passionate about building community and equity and has served in board positions for LA’s Best and ExpandLA (education non-profits), the LA LGBT Center's Young Professionals Council, and a nonprofit focused on the fight for marriage equality after the passage of Proposition 8, which she co-founded. She is from New Jersey and therefore loves nearly anything with red sauce (especially pizza), while her time in Los Angeles has given her a passion for the outdoors, hiking, and (of course) taco trucks.