Elsa has extensive experience in humanitarian and development work across South Asia, East Africa, Southern Africa, the Middle East and the Pacific. She has led the design, monitoring, implementation, evaluation and learning across humanitarian preparedness and response, disaster risk reduction, resilience, emergency food security and vulnerable livelihoods, and cash transfer programming. 

Elsa has been a key contributor to the development of resilient development strategies, policies and research, including leading advocacy delegations to regional and global disaster risk reduction platforms. As a member of OxLabs, Elsa supports Oxfam to test and use design thinking and innovation methodologies in development of lasting solutions poverty.