Elissa Karim

Development Coordinator
San Francisco, CA

Elissa Karim is the Development Coordinator at Ploughshares Fund, where she manages the donor database and gift processing, as well as provides support for the Director of Development and Development officers.

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.