Elisa brings her past experiences as an attorney, retail store owner and small business consultant to her current position as the Regional Director of the Kansas Small Business Development Center at Johnson County Community College. Prior to joining the Kansas SDBC, Elisa practiced law in the Kansas City area and worked as an adjunct professor at DePaul University Law School in Chicago. Elisa opened her small business, a contemporary ceramic studio, with the assistance of the Kansas SBDC. Upon selling her studio in 2005, Elisa joined the Kansas SBDC as a consultant. Elisa enjoys working with entrepreneurs to develop profitable and meaningful businesses. Elisa is also an adjunct instructor of Business Law at JCCC. Elisa earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Theory from Harvard University and her J.D. from George Washington University. When Elisa is not working, she enjoys traveling with her husband and their two sons.