Elissa Miller is a Program Officer at Strategic Capacity Group (SCG). At SCG, she has supported institutional capacity building, peacekeeping, and law enforcement training and development in North and West Africa for the U.S. Department of State. Prior to joining SCG, Elissa served as an Assistant Director at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, where she managed the Center’s North Africa program and conducted research on Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt. She also served as a Rosenthal Fellow in the Africa Office of the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, where she worked across the interagency on U.S. defense policy in East Africa.
Elissa also worked as a Project Assistant focused on international election monitoring at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. Elissa holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Tufts University. Elissa is a 2020 Presidential Management Fellow Finalist. She is proficient in Arabic.