Testimonials

We asked our supporters to tell why they value NBR’s work and to describe NBR in just one word. See what they had to say!

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Rajeev D. Majumdar is the Immediate Past President of the Washington State Bar Association, and the Managing Partner at Whatcom Law Group, PS. He came to Washington in 1999 to do graduate work at the University of Washington, earning Masters in both Public Administration and International Studies. After working for the National Nuclear Security Administration doing WMD counterproliferation work, he worked at NBR from 2003 to 2004. Rajeev attended law school at Seattle University, after which he joined his firm as a litigator in 2008 where he is now the managing partner and focuses on corporate policy and governance. Since departing NBR, Rajeev has been an active leader in civic engagement at the local, state, and national level.


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Alisa Stack was NBR’s first undergraduate intern (1991-1994). After assisting with the first compilation and publication of AccessAsia, Alisa started her government career in the office of Senator Slade Gorton. She joined the office of the Secretary of Defense in 1997, taking on some of the most difficult challenges in the Department, including counterterrorism policy and detention policy and oversight, and stabilization in Afghanistan. Alisa was the Deputy Chief of Staff for Stability Operations in Kabul, Afghanistan, from 2009 to 2011. In this position, she established the stability operations office and led collaboration between international military forces, the Afghan government, international multilateral organizations, and private Afghan businesses to provide basic services to citizens during and after conflict. While at the Department of Defense, Alisa conducted research on women in terrorism, including an intensive study of the conflict in Sri Lanka. She published several articles as a result. Alisa left the Department of Defense in 2017 to join the cannabis industry. She is currently the COO of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission.

Alisa holds a Master of Science from the National War College, a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Washington.