Elisa Kondo Rudolph

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Elisa is an AmeriCorps and JET Program alumnus with a background in education, government, communications, and design. She is passionate about supporting an EE community that prioritizes accessibility, diversity, and lifelong learning.

Elisa graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with a BS in Urban and Regional Studies in 2017 and received accolades for her writing from the VCU Honors College and the Wilder School for Government and Public Policy. Her passion for communications was sparked by internships with the Virginia Coalition for Open Government and the Office of the Governor of Virginia, where she worked to increase transparency and access to public information. As a student member of Storefront for Community Design, Elisa further explored the ability of design and communication to support community needs.

Alongside her work for NAAEE, Elisa is active in her Chicago community through membership in A Just Chi, Chicago Grows Food, and Chi Hack Night, and enjoys gardening on her rooftop or at Hinata Farms, a Japanese heritage farm located on a Chicago Botanic Garden incubator site in South Side.