Manager, Communications and Business Development, Center for Early Learning
Elisa oversees various fiscal, administrative and programmatic elements of San Mateo County’s Big Lift initiative, which includes ensuring compliance with a federal Social Innovation Fund grant.
Prior to joining Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Elisa was the manager of grants and contract compliance for a local nonprofit where she managed over 50 federal, state, county and city contracts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political economy and a minor in global poverty and practice from UC Berkeley.
Elisa is passionate about education and closing the achievement gap. In her spare time she mentors first-generation college students by helping them overcome challenging educational obstacles.