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Alissa Weiss

Director Of Partnerships

As Director of Partnerships for Benefits Data Trust (BDT), Alissa oversees a team of more than 15 people dedicated to building and maintaining relationships with government, community organizations, and others who are critical to streamlining access to public benefits. Alissa has worked in a variety of non-profit and local government settings throughout her career, with a focus on the intersection of economic mobility and public health. Her prior professional roles include: Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communications at University City District, an economic development organization in West Philadelphia; Senior Economic Advisor in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development, where she helped re-envision the City’s approach to job training; and Senior Policy Analyst at New York City Council, where she covered food and health policy for the Speaker. Alissa received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and her MS from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Why Benefits Data Trust?

"Supporting the mission of helping more people access the services and supports that we all need to thrive!"

Your Guilty Pleasure (Music, TV Show, Movie, Etc):

I have a high tolerance for truly terrible rom-coms.

Can’t Go A Day Without:

Coffee and snuggling with my dog.

Hidden Talent Most People Don’t Know About:

I’m an expert veggie roaster (and all-around good cook).


Philadelphia, PA

Passionate About:

Philadelphia, cooking, and travel.

Volunteer Work:

Covenant House PA and Philadelphia Futures.

One Item On Your Bucket List:

See the Taj Mahal.