Isabel Eljaiek, MSW
Community Engagement Manager, Data Research & Analysis
What Isabel does at the Foundation:
As Program Analyst, Isabel informs our strategies by bringing focus to program outcomes and evaluation in order to support a strong and thriving nonprofit sector. Her work begins with equity and is informed by diving deep into research on best practices for the implementation of direct service programs as well as systems change and advocacy efforts. She has great enthusiasm for working with quantitative data sets and outcome measurements for social change (really!), as she has a direct understanding of the impact this brings to the important work of philanthropy.
When Isabel's not working:
A resident of Fulton, Isabel has spent the past decade working to support food access and equity across the region and nationally. She has taught classes to undergraduate students at VCU and is an active Field Instructor to burgeoning social workers at agencies throughout the city. She previously has served on the Board of Directors of the Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton. She enjoys spending time with her family working their backyard homestead and is a strong community advocate for food equity and sovereignty.
- Year Isabel joined the Foundation: 2019
- Has a twin sister and come from a long line of twins
- Enjoys collecting rare vegetable seed varieties that are close to extinction
- Will try ANY food, but really dislikes cilantro
- Can devour 500+ pages of a great book in an afternoon