Elise Henson is a program analyst within the Corporation’s Education program, where she supports the Public Understanding portfolio and the Integration, Learning, and Innovation portfolio. In her position, she manages grantee relations, contributes to internal projects, and supports and informs program strategy.
Henson has extensive experience working in education and youth development. Prior to joining the Corporation, she worked at generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light, where she launched and led a new branch of a national program to inspire, equip, and mobilize young people to volunteer in their communities through afterschool clubs. Henson also has four years of experience as a classroom teacher; she taught middle and high school math, language arts, social studies and science at small international schools in the Marshall Islands and Nigeria, and English as a Second Language in Nicaragua. She holds a master’s degree in international educational development from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Williams College.