Elissa is Senior Manager of Product Responsibility at Patagonia. She is responsible for researching and measuring the environmental impacts of Patagonia’s materials and products and implementing programs to reduce those impacts. Elissa has been working on environmental projects for Patagonia for 14 years. Elissa taught a class on Circular Economy for UCSB’s Environmental Studies department in 2018. Prior to working in her current position at Patagonia, Elissa worked as an Environmental Specialist for the City of Ventura. Elissa has a BS degree in Zoology from UC Santa Barbara, Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management from the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management (UCSB), and a Doctorate of Environmental Science and Engineering from UCLA.