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R. Elysa Gurman
Executive Assistant

As Executive Assistant, Elysa provides administrative assistance to the Executive Director and ensures organization and smooth functioning across the Operations, Development, and Advocacy teams. Prior to joining The Sentencing Project, Elysa worked at Independent Sector as an Administrative Assistant and at AIPAC as Progressive Engagement Assistant. She also worked on the 2018 Nevada Democratic Coordinated Campaign as a Field Organizer. During the pandemic year, she worked on a supply collection and distribution program and public safety efforts supporting the Black Lives Matter protests in DC. She has a BA in Political Science from the University of Oregon with minors in Women and Gender Studies, Judaic Studies, and Creative Writing.