Hi, my name is Alisha. I’m a Kiwi based in Dubai. I am a special advisor to the Euler Foundation and Security Council lead for Optimism. I am also a co-founder of the Glowworm Foundation — a non-profit organisation building an accessible open-source hardware device. Previously, I was governance and ecosystem lead at ENS.

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I have a law degree and am an enrolled Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. I previously worked at Ernst & Young in NZ and Australia.

I started and automated an ecommerce business with suppliers in China and Japan that ran for a decade. I added Bitpay to my Shopify store in 2014 and had a regular customer who paid with Bitcoin. This was my first introduction to crypto.

I onboarded to web3 through Kernel, an incredible learning community supported by Gitcoin. I participated in Block 3 as a Fellow and went on to become a Steward at Kernel.

I was part of the Public Goods PR squad at Gitcoin in the latter part of 2021, co-hosting weekly Twitter Spaces called “Public Goods are Good”.

I launched a video podcast called Crypto Native and began working at ENS. At ENS, I worked across community, ecosystem, and governance. I was involved in the launch of the ENS DAO and created the Working Group infrastructure for the ENS DAO.