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Business Development

Elyse Wanzenried

Business Development Senior Specialist

Elyse Wanzenried (she/her) joined the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) in February 2021 as a Program Associate working on programs in the Philippines, the Access to Justice and Support for the Rule of Law in the Philippines (ACCESS) and Against Child Exploitation (ACE) programs as well as on the Regional Anti-Corruption Advisory program in Southeast Asia. In September 2022, she moved to ABA ROLI's Business Development team as a Business Development Specialist, then in July 2023, she became a Senior Specialist for the team.

She earned her BA in English literature and International Relations with a minor in French and Francophone Studies from Carleton College in Minnesota. Prior to her current Program Associate role at ABA ROLI, she worked as an English Language teaching volunteer in Kyrgyzstan with the Peace Corps and subsequently as an editor in chief for the national Kyrgyz English textbook project in partnership with Arcus Publishing in Bishkek.