Elise Verdooner works in international development and humanitarian assistance. Most recently she was living in Thiruvananthapuram, India as a Fulbright Scholar where she researched corporate social responsibility (CSR) to understand the motivations of local enterprises to give back to their communities and compare their activities to established CSR practices of corporations. She is also the former Executive Director of TEEEM, an international nonprofit focused on health, education, and economic empowerment. Mrs. Verdooner has a Masters of Social Work from Columbia University with a focus on social enterprise administration and international social work, and a Masters of Global Affairs from the University of Notre Dame. Mrs. Verdooner served in the United States Peace Corps in Botswana where she worked as a youth development volunteer, focusing her efforts on organizational capacity building, HIV prevention and outreach, and gender equality initiatives. Mrs. Verdooner is a member of the Global Social Work Committee at The National Association of Social Workers and a member of the Network for Social Work Management who awarded her with the 2019 Mark Moses Distinguished Fellowship Award.