Elisha Chan

Executive Director, Fair Trade LA

Elisha Chan currently serves as the Executive Director of Fair Trade Los Angeles and is also the founder of Elisha C., an ethical brand on a mission to end poverty through job creation. She found her passion for Fair Trade and social impact while traveling on many Haiti trips as a student at UCLA and started her social enterprise six months after she graduated. As Executive Director of Fair Trade LA, Elisha is part of a team to make Los Angeles the largest Fair Trade City in the U.S. In her role with Elisha C., she works with many artisans and producers throughout Haiti, while doing philanthropy work in a small village called Fond Doux where she has established a Scholarship Program, sending underprivileged youth to school, from preschool to university.

Elisha is speaking at

Expand & Engage: Workshop Session
March 19, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm



An effective fundraising strategy can help your fair trade campaign or organization grow leaps and bounds. In this workshop, Fair Trade Los Angeles and Chicago Fair Trade directors share what fundraising has allowed them to accomplish. The seasoned fundraiser who trained both organizations on direct ask fundraisers will also be on hand to explain how to build a team who will help you raise money, tackle your fears, and create a culture of fundraising to strengthen your fair trade advocacy and ensure that your campaign or organization is sustainable. 

March 20, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


  • Nurit Katz (Speaker) Chief Sustainability Officer / Executive Officer, Facilities Management, UCLA
  • Elisha Chan (Speaker) Executive Director, Fair Trade LA
  • Dominque Hargreaves (Speaker) Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles Mayor's Office
  • Kristen Torres Pawling (Speaker) Sustainability Program Director, County of Los Angeles Chief Sustainability Office
  • Elizabeth Segran (Moderator) Author, The Rocket Years: How Your Twenties Launch The Rest of Your Life


Addressing sustainability and social responsibility in the 2nd largest city in the U.S. presents unique challenges and opportunities.  Learn from leaders in local government, higher education, and social movements like Fair Trade about the strategies and accomplishments positively impacting the Los Angeles community. 

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