Meet Our Trainers
Elyssa Feder is the Executive Director of Rising Organizers and Rising Organizers Action. She has over a decade of experience as a trainer, and has held roles as the Training Director for EMILY’s List and Deputy Training Director at Priorities USA. While at EMILY’s List, she created new training programs including the Ignite Change Fellowship, which trains women from underrepresented communities to increase their presence in political office. She co-founded Rising Organizers in 2016 to provide core grassroots organizing skills to emerging activists and organizers. The organization has since gone on to train 3,000 individuals and hold ten intensive community organizing fellowships, with alumni now organizing in states across the country. In 2020, Elyssa was recognized for her work by being named one of Washingtonian Magazine’s 40 Women Under 40.