Karissa Minnich MPA

Karissa is an Operations Analyst in The Lab @ DC. She works on matters of Lab operation as well as the planning, coordination, and execution of a suite of projects including the revision of government forms. Karissa’s portfolio includes budget and fundraising, partnership development, operational efficiency, and event programming, as well as providing a unique perspective and guidance on the landscape of D.C. stakeholder groups.

Karissa joined OCA from DC Greens, a local nonprofit that supports food education, food access, and food policy where she served as the Director of Operations. In this role, Karissa oversaw many functions, including the fundraising and budgeting process, onboarding and training of staff, the creation of the office Operations Manual and Employee Handbook, and the organization of meetings for the Board of Directors and stakeholders. She also produced three annual reports, managed the company website, and maintained a Salesforce database of partnership and project information.

Karissa earned a B.A. in sociology and political science from Muhlenberg College and a Masters of Public Administration from The George Washington University. In her free time, she enjoys knitting, yoga, and exploring her Ward 1 neighborhood with her husband, Nick.

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