Elissa Raether Kovas ’93, P’25Elissa Raether Kovas ’93, P’25, who has spent her career in the fashion industry, owns Shellkare clothing company. She also serves on the board of MetroSquash, a Chicago-based urban youth squash and academic program, and Cherry Bombe, which describes itself as an “indie media company celebrating women and cool creatives in the world of food and drink.”

Kovas earned a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies and history from Trinity. Her service to the College includes her role as co-chair of the athletics fundraising campaign, as a member of the Board of Fellows and the Long Walk Societies Committee, as a class agent, and as an admissions volunteer in Chicago, where she often represents Trinity in person. As part of the College’s celebration of 50 years of coeducation, Kovas was named to the list of 50 for the Next 50, an initiative honoring women who will have a lasting impact on the next 50 years of the College.

Kovas, husband Edward, and son Reed ’25 live in Lake Bluff, Illinois.