Elizabeth Issac is a Grants and Project Manager in WRI’s Climate Program. She leads global project management and monitoring, evaluation and learning activities for WRI’s CREST (Climate-Resilient Employees for a Sustainable Tomorrow) Initiative. She manages and works to grow WRI’s portfolio of projects engaging micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) across multiple countries, and facilitates partnerships with funders, partners, and private sector leaders supporting MSMEs in global supply chains and energy, food/land/water, and urban transitions.

Prior to joining WRI, Elizabeth worked as the Director of Research and Programs at the Institute for Development Impact, a DC-based woman-owned small business, where she led monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning programs in sectors such as agriculture, trade, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) for private sector and U.S Government clients. Recently, she was a panelist on a USAID webinar discussing how collaboration, learning, and adaptive management can advance locally-led development.

Elizabeth holds a Masters in International Commerce & Policy from George Mason University in Virginia. She lives in Rockville, MD with her husband, Tharun; their son, Mirav; and, two dogs, Savannah, and Snoopy.