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by Mary Crutchfield   |   April 25, 2019

Five Questions with Elisha

ZERO is excited to have Elisha Sese-Khalid on the team! She’s our new Operations Assistant who hails from Fairfax, Virginia and writes poetry in her spare time.

Here are five questions we asked Elisha so you can get to know her better.

We know you’re awesome – but tell our ZERO Community what you bring to the table.

Work ethic, energy, experience – all good topics to cover.

I have two years worth of experience working in fast paced law offices that required that I learn everything on my feet. My true love is community outreach and I have been involved in my local community for three years now in numerous ways. I have campaigned, registered voters, raised awareness about community issues, and am currently preparing for a missions trip and a community Bible study. My passion for serving people and experience in professional settings gives me an eagerness to be thorough and efficient at work. I enjoy talking to patients, survivors, and advocates that call in. Evenmore, it brings me joy and fulfillment to care for my ZERO community.

What’s your connection to prostate cancer?

Prostate Cancer has impacted my life through my grandfather, Luay Abdullah Sese-Khalid. My grandfather was an air force veteran of three wars (WWII, Vietnam, and Korea). Most importantly, he was a loving grandfather that often doted on his grand-kids. He attended every one of my band concerts, softball games, plays, and awards ceremonies. He passed in his sleep in June 2010. He instilled in my siblings and I a love for family and a desire for education. Serving the ZERO community is like serving my grandfather, who withheld his struggle with cancer from his grandchildren.

What will you be diving into first here at ZERO?

A better question is what am I not doing! Right now I am working on a grant writing project from the Development Team, updating Accounting records for the Operations Team, and posting on Facebook about the Senate letter for the Government Relations Team.


Elisha & Cyrus (nephew #5)

What fun things do you do outside of work?

This proud Aunt of 5 loves babysitting my nieces and nephews. One of my favorite activities with my nieces and nephews is taking them to church and singing with them during worship time. I am also a big sports family, but not without family or friends sitting next to me screaming, laughing, and jumping around with me. On my way home from work, I always have a large book. Currently, I am reading”A Long Walk to Freedom” by Nelson Mandela.

What’s in your Hulu queue right now?

“Living Single”, “Black-ish”, “Queen Sugar”, “This is Us”, “Fresh Off the Boat”, “The Bernie Mac Show”, and “Elementary”.