Elisabeth Benfieldshe/her/hers Community Engagement & Sponsorship Manager, Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc., Community Engagement & Sponsorship
Elisabeth currently serves ECDC's Community Engagement & Sponsorship Manager where she oversees the Co-sponsorship and Supporting Higher Education in Refugee Resettlement (SHERR) programs, as well as private sponsorship initiatives. Additionally she manages the Universities for Refugees project through ECDC’s Vermont and Wisconsin branch offices. She holds a Master of International Development from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and a M.Ed. from the American College of Education. Prior to working in refugee resettlement, Elisabeth was in the education sector as a Spanish bilingual teacher.