Elise leads program strategy & partnerships and is part of the founding team of Merit America. She comes to this work with a passion for equality & diversity and for creating opportunities for underrepresented and underserved populations. She previously worked at Bain & Company where she developed strategies for Fortune 500 companies and evaluated investments for leading private equity firms. Elise holds a BS in Economics & Management and a BSE in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania.