Elisa joined CGEE in 2014 as a program coordinator and instructor of political science. Elisa worked for six years with local cooperatives with a focus on training processes related to women empowerment, lobbying, and marketing strategies for farmers. Elisa has coordinated promotional projects related to fair trade. Most recently, she worked for the Nicaraguan government at the Ministry of Family Economy building marketing strategies for small- and medium-scale businesses. Elisa holds a Licentiate in diplomacy and international relations and a master’s degree in rural sustainable development from the National Autonomous University.