Evelyn Aissa is the Executive Director of Reaching Higher New Hampshire, NH’s leading nonpartisan public education policy resource. She is a passionate advocate for NH’s public schools, believing that every child should have the opportunity to graduate from high school ready to thrive – whether in college, an immediate career, or in service to our country.
Before joining Reaching Higher, Evelyn coordinated a statewide health care policy coalition in NH and spent over a decade working in policy research in Boston, New Orleans, and Washington, DC. Along the way, she also taught English as a second language in the US and Turkey, and worked as a journalist and political analyst in Syria.
She holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School, Tufts University. Prior to attending Fletcher, Evelyn graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Skidmore College.
A New Hampshire native, Evelyn resides in Concord with her husband, Ahmad, and their daughter, Sabine.
“I am honored to work with CASA of NH’s incredible team of dedicated staff and volunteers. CASA’s services in support of our state’s abused and neglected children are what help so many find the stable, loving, and permanent homes they need. I am proud to support the work of an organization so deeply committed to protecting the health and well-being of NH’s children – they are, after all, our future.”