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.
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.