If you could have dinner with one person you regard as a leader, who would it be and why?

I would like having a nice chat with Captain Kirk from Star Trek, who probably leads the most culturally diverse team in the universe, and pick his mind about what it’s like as a leader to navigate different cultural backgrounds/perspectives.

If you could create your own social enterprise, what would it be and why?

I would love to create a social justice coffee shop in a low income area that both provides free coffee/treats/perks for community members who volunteer, but then also provides everyone a safe space to discuss ways to make the community better!

Host Site Overview

Renaissance transforms lives through entrepreneurship. For 30 years, they have played a vital role in the region providing entrepreneurship training and support services to over 23,500 very low- to moderate-income individuals.

Host Site Project

Elise will help develop a comprehensive strategic community outreach & marketing plan including: print, web, & social media outreach tools, a public relations strategy, and content development & implementation plan. Her service project will help Renaissance increase visibility and reach of its programs and services and build program capacity to achieve greater impact in lasting economic development for underserved neighborhoods.