Katherine (Alisa) Mutter
Alisa assists Principal Investigators (PI) at DGHI to apply for and manage grants and contracts. Pre-award activities include: assisting departmental faculty/PI to develop, prepare, and submit grant and contract proposals; ensuring that applications meet agency and Duke University guidelines, timelines, and deadlines; and ensuring that proposals are completed and routed in a timely fashion for review. Post-award activities include: detailed reconciliation of assigned project budgets; preparing complex budget reports; and preparing adjustments and corrections in assigned project budgets for further review and approval in order to meet project goals and federal requirements.
Prior to working at DGHI, Alisa worked at the U.S. State Department as the Finance and Data Manager for the Global Peace Operations Initiative. She also spent several years assisting with the financial and administrative support of international exchanges at Georgetown University and the Institute of International Education, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Morocco teaching health education. Alisa has a Master's Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from Georgetown University and a Bachelor's Degree in International Politics from George Mason University.
To start a conversation with me, ask me: about Morocco, making up recipes, or my HGTV obsession.
Favorite activity/hobby outside of work: traveling, reading, and petting other people's dogs (at least until I adopt my own).
Favorite food: anything spicy!