Aelish Benjamin-BrownImpact Associate
After graduating with a degree in International Relations, I spent a couple of years with the Grounds for Empowerment program at Emory University’s Social Enterprise Center. Working with women coffee farmers in Central America, we provided entrepreneurship workshops and conducted research on their production costs to help them improve their business practices. While there, I also had the opportunity to help develop the Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide—an alternative price discovery for the coffee industry. I’m thrilled to get to continue this type of work at Root Capital where I support the Impact Team in strengthening their impact measurement and management efforts and help coordinate activities of the Women in Agriculture Initiative. Outside of the office you can find me reading womxn historical narratives, spending time with my cat Dizzy, and exploring the greater-Boston coffee and hiking scenes.