Alisha grew up in the Seattle area. She received a B.A. magna cum laude from Wellesley College, a place that powerfully demonstrated the benefits and enduring bonds created in female-centered learning environments. She received a J.D. magna cum laude from Boston College Law School, and practiced law at Ropes & Gray in Boston before moving to San Francisco to clerk for a federal judge in the Northern District of California District Court.
Alisha has worked as a Deputy Attorney General in the California Department of Justice since 2010, where she prosecutes complex felony criminal appellate matters in state and federal court. In 2018, she opposed the appeal of Brock Turner, who sought to overturn his conviction for sexual assault.
Alisha lives near Alamo Square with her husband, Justin Osofsky, and their two daughters, Abigail, ’29, and Caroline.