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Lisa Phillips

Senior Development Officer
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Lisa Phillips is a Senior Development Officer for Rocky Mountain Institute. She facilitates opportunities for individuals and foundations to make a real difference in saving the planet and feel good about their impact in the world.


Lisa comes to RMI from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, where she facilitated institutional partnerships for projects related to the intersection of climate change and public health. Previously she spent seven years at The Earth Institute, Columbia University where she served as Executive Director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy. At the Lenfest Center, she led development efforts, operations, and program strategy to build and expand innovative research projects focusing on sustainable energy technologies and carbon management. She is also Co-Founder and Co-Director of PositiveFeedback, a multi-institutional consortium bringing together artists and scientists for research collaborations around climate change. Lisa landed into the sustainability field from a career in the performing arts; initially as a performer, then producer, manager, and booking agent, representing an international array of contemporary multidisciplinary artists and projects.


MS in Fundraising and Nonprofit Administration, Columbia University

BA in French Language and Literature, Boston University


New York City