Elisa is the Senior Grants Management Specialist for the OneStar Foundation, where she has worked since 2006. Elisa currently oversees the grant making process for awarding federal AmeriCorps funds to programs in the state of Texas. Prior to her current role, Elisa served as a Program Officer and Compliance Officer, monitoring and providing technical assistance to a portfolio of AmeriCorps programs. Elisa holds a BS in Psychology from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Public Service Administration from the George H.W. Bush School at Texas A&M University. She completed the Grants Management Certificate Program with Management Concepts in 2012 and she became a Certified Grants Management Specialist in 2013. She is a member of the National Grants Management Association (NGMA) and has served on the Grants Management Body of Knowledge (GMBoK) Training Committee since 2013.
Elisa lives in Pflugerville, Texas, a suburb of Austin, with her husband and three little boys.