Executive Committee in Training, and Donor Relations
Elise De Grande is a native of Brazil who met the Dharma through the master Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, with whom she studied until his passing in 2002. She holds a BA in language and translation. After graduating from college, she lived in India from 2008 to 2012, working for Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Elise currently resides in California with her husband Wyatt Arnold and their three gorgeous mutts. Elise is the operations director for the California Solar Energy Industries Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the solar market in California, ensuring it to be both a profitable and achievable clean energy solution in the fight to lower the world’s carbon footprint. In KF, she is a member of the executive committee in training, and part of the donor relations team.