Alissa Ko has built a career that spans high-level national community organizing, fundraising, coalition building, and successful legislative campaigns. Currently, she is the Vice President of Policy, Government Affairs and Advocacy at Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California where she spearheads the organization’s issue, electoral, and policy work. Prior to her current position, Ko consulted with organizations to redesign their organization to be more efficient and strategies to mobilize their stakeholders. Her clients included local labor unions, nonprofits and advocacy organizations.
Ko also served as the Senior Associate Director at the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Office of Public Affairs, where she worked with attorneys general, state legislators and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Prior to working at the White House, Ko served as the Deputy Director of Ready for Hillary, a groundbreaking national organization that raised over $14 million and comprised 3 million supporters and over 100,000 donors. At Ready for Hillary, she oversaw day-to-day operations and managed the field, constituency, data, and digital departments. Ko started her career in California working with SEIU, Consumer Attorneys of California, the California Young Democrats, and elected officials.
Ko has been included on 40 under 40 lists by the American Association of Political Consultants and the National Association of Asian Pacifics in Politics and Public Affairs and was recognized as a Rising Star by Campaigns and Elections and California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus.