Born and raised in Ethiopia, Alfa Demmellash now lives in New Jersey with her husband and two little boys. She is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Rising Tide Capital, a nonprofit organization that provides underserved entrepreneurs with the resources needed to grow successful businesses. By building successful businesses, these entrepreneurs meet their families’ basic needs, create opportunities for social mobility, and help transform their local communities into thriving economies. Alfa is also the co-founder of Future Tide Partners, which equips cross-sector leaders to shift capital, policy, and culture to respond to a new world of work in service to a flourishing future economy. Alfa currently serves as a Commissioner on the New Jersey Future of Work Taskforce and a board member of the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund.