Elisa hails from the throbbing metropolis of Yellville, Arkansas, USA. She moved to London in 2002 and has worked within various aspects of coffee for nearly 10 years. She joins Mercanta after 5 years working with the non-profit organization, Coffee Kids.
A social anthropologist by training, her research has explored how coffee producing families in rural Mexico encounter and mobilize certification schemes within their communities.
She is delighted to put her skills as a researcher and passion for a good meeting to use at Mercanta and excited to be picking up new skills, such as cat herding.