Elise has always been interested in women’s health, as a nurse practitioner at Salud Para de Gente, her goal is to help women take an active role in their own health. By truly listening to women explain what they need, and giving them that information, she hopes that women will be empowered to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. Elise earned her degree in Midwifery at the University of California San Francisco. She worked for many years as a labor and delivery nurse, doula, and childbirth educator. Elise spends a lot of time either coaching or playing soccer. She loves to be outdoors playing on the beach or in the forest with her husband and two kids. Elise is representing The Girls Empowerment Workshop as our female health educator in our project collaboration with GEM Malawi.