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Karissa Hand 2019-12-03T17:25:24+00:00

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Karissa HandAccount Executive
Karissa Hand joins Melwood Global with both political campaign and government communications experience. She began her career as Deputy Communications Director for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s 2018 re-election campaign and, after his 17-point victory, worked as Communications Director for the Inaugural Committee. She most recently worked as Deputy Press Secretary for the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

Karissa graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Communication and Public Service and a minor in Political Science. In her free time, she likes cooking, reading memoirs by strong women leaders, and hanging out with her cat Wally.

Fast Facts

  • B.A. University of Pennsylvania

  • Karissa is grateful to be back in New England sports territory after living in Philadelphia for the past five years.

  • But she maintains that Gritty is the greatest mascot ever.

  • Although nobody believes her because she’s only 5’2”, Karissa actually played varsity basketball at Attleboro High School.

The “30” Blog

4/3/20 COVID-19 Update

April 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

Here are today’s legislative takeaways: Homeowner and tenant protection bills are separately advancing through both branches of the Massachusetts legislature but have not made it to the governor’s desk yet. Bills moving the state tax [...]

4/2/20 COVID-19 Update

April 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

Talks have begun on what “Round Four” of Federal COVID-19 relief legislation could look like. Small businesses should apply quickly for relief. State revenues are among the growing list of economic losses of COVID-19, and [...]

4/1/20 COVID-19 Update

April 1st, 2020|0 Comments

Rabbit, Rabbit, it’s a socially distant rabbit. The stay-at-home order is extended until May 4th with all nonessential businesses to remain closed. While the Board of Elementary & Secondary Education empowered the Commissioner of Education [...]

3/31/20 COVID-19 Update

March 31st, 2020|0 Comments

There are a lot of unanswered questions this morning: Will Governor Baker extend the nonessential work order? Is riding the MBTA safe? What to do about the $3 billion revenue shortfall the state is expecting [...]

3/30/20 COVID-19 Update

March 30th, 2020|0 Comments

Government didn’t rest over the weekend with rapidly unfolding COVID-19 response continuing. Here’s what you need to know: While many eligible Americans will soon receive their coronavirus stimulus checks, President Trump has officially extended social [...]

3/27/20 COVID-19 Update

March 27th, 2020|0 Comments

The U.S. now leads the world in confirmed cases of COVID-19 with more than 82,000 confirmed cases and nearly 1,200 confirmed deaths. Governor Baker is seeking federal disaster aid for Massachusetts to fight the deepening [...]