Elsie joined Success Measures in February 2011, bringing to the team her significant experience in the nonprofit sector performing substantive research and analysis, as well as writing and editing on critical urban development issues in diverse and historically marginalized communities.
At Success Measures, Elsie manages a comprehensive participatory evaluation in selected metropolitan regions across the country, where a Ford Foundation initiative aims to connect residents to jobs and opportunities in their broader metropolitan economies. Before joining Success Measures, Elsie served as Deputy Director of Research at Social Compact, where she focused on informing investments in emerging markets addressing issues of neighborhood change and economic health.
Elsie holds a B.S. in Geography from Macalester College and a Master in City Planning (MCP) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.