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

Contact Karissa

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

9/21/20 Digest

September 21st, 2020|0 Comments

The Landscape The impact of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s passing reverberated through the weekend, from outside the Court and in Congress through the campaign trail at to the State House. With the Roe [...]

9/14/20 Digest

September 14th, 2020|0 Comments

The Landscape The majority of the Commonwealth’s schools are back in session today, whether it’s in person, distance or a hybrid model. The reopening comes after months of meetings, guidance from the Department of Elementary [...]

8/20/20 Digest

August 20th, 2020|0 Comments

Programming Note: The Digest will be on vacation next week and will return to your inboxes on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 for a special post-primary edition SAVE THE DATE: Join us Thursday, September 17th at [...]

8/3/20 Digest

August 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

The Landscape With Congress failing to finish a pandemic relief package, state leaders who traditionally decamp from Beacon Hill each election year August remain on red alert for meaningful action on critical voter priorities. Six [...]

6/22/2020 COVID-19 Update

July 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

This Week’s Landscape A slightly more normal business week ahead Beacon Hill as the House debates a $1 billion supplemental budget on Wednesday and the Senate takes up expansive health care bills Thursday. The Speaker’s [...]

6/8/20 COVID-19 Update

June 8th, 2020|0 Comments

The Landscape Week two of national unrest, peaceful marches and protests is prompting demands for action on systemic racism in every sector of government.   Today starts Phase Two of reopening. Non-essential retail businesses are [...]