Elissa Karim

Development Associate
San Francisco, CA

Elissa Karim is the Development Associate at Ploughshares Fund, where she manages the donor database and gift processing, with special attention to the monthly giving program. In addition, she contributes to grant writing and provides strategic support for the Director of Development and Development officers. She always enjoys the conversations she has with donors and supporters far and wide about how they connect with the issue of nuclear disarmament and Ploughshares Fund.

Prior to joining Ploughshares Fund in 2018, Elissa was a long-time volunteer organizer for Global Zero in Iowa and later, a Cornell Fellow in International Policy at their Washington, DC office during the final months of 2016 Presidential Election.

Originally from Northern California, Elissa has a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Cornell College, in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Combining her interests in foreign policy, comparative politics, and social theory, her Honors thesis was a study of the effects of European colonization on civil society and social capital across countries in Africa.

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