Alissa Siara


Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs

Period of the Fellowship


Project title

Business and the state in Latin America: Driving social innovations through public-private partnerships

Short biography

As a Mercator Fellow, Alissa Siara explores how public-private partnerships can be designed to facilitate social innovation and support the implementation of the 17 UN sustainable development goals in Latin America. Previously, she gained professional experience at the intersection of innovation and economic development at the University of St.Gallen’s Chair of Business Innovation and the Sonoma County Economic Development Board in the United States. Alissa holds a BA in International Affairs from the University of St.Gallen with stays abroad in Chile, and a MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.