Staff Spotlight Alisa Smith

Faces of Persevere: Meet Alisa Smith

At Persevere, our greatest asset is our staff. Our team cares deeply about their work, our participants and is a wealth of knowledge. Plus they are pretty amazing humans as well. Meet the faces of Persevere.

Name: Alisa Smith

Position and Location
Technology Employment Specialist, Arizona

How long have you worked for Persevere?
A year and a half

Where are you originally from?

What do you love most about your job?
I love helping individuals find passionate jobs and reuniting with their families

Why Persevere?
Persevere is helping individuals who are incarcerated change their lives by providing services that help them get to where they need to be. We are not just any non profit organization.  We’re giving those who are frowned upon a voice. We are changing the system by standing up for individuals who have been justice impacted. We are the change.
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
I wanted to be a doctor.
Looking back on your life, who or what makes you instantly light up?
My husband and my twin boys. I do everything for them.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
Never let anyone steal your peace
Describe your perfect day.
My perfect day would be sitting at the beach watching the waves.
What are you most proud of about yourself?
I’m proud of all the things I have accomplished in life. Like finishing my masters.
Favorite Movie or TV show?
Pretty Little Liars.
Do you have any pets?
A dog named Daisy. We have had our little baby for 8 years she is like the daughter we never had.
What is something about you that would surprise us?
I am a really good dancer and I love to dance.
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