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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

2/22/21 Digest

February 22nd, 2021|0 Comments

The Landscape More than 6,500 bills were filed by the 40 state Senators and 160 state Representatives for consideration by the bill filing deadline last Friday. With the benchmark behind them, the work of the [...]

2/8/2021 Digest

February 8th, 2021|0 Comments

The Landscape Former Pittsfield state Senator Ben Downing is running for Governor. The 39-year-old vice president of New Market Development for Nexamp launched his campaign this morning, saying he wants to build a fairer, stronger [...]

1/1/2021 Digest

February 2nd, 2021|0 Comments

The Landscape The start of this legislative session continues to reflect an institution in a period of transition. Speaker Ron Mariano has delayed the House’s biennial debate on rules until July citing the impact of [...]

Digest 1/25/21

January 25th, 2021|0 Comments

The Landscape Senate President Karen Spilka is calling on the Baker Administration to provide increased information to an increasingly frustrated public on when, where and how they will get COVID-19 vaccines. Appearing on WCVB-TV’s “On [...]

1/11/21 Digest

January 11th, 2021|0 Comments

The Landscape Congressional Democrats are going to try to remove President Trump from office. Here’s what you need to know: The earliest action on impeachment could happen Tuesday in the House Rules Committee, which would [...]

Digest 1/4/2021

January 4th, 2021|0 Comments

The Landscape Members of the 192nd General Court, including 19 newly elected state representatives and senators, will take the oath of office Wednesday for the 2021-2022 session. Governor Charlie Baker will swear in a quorum [...]