As a student journalist at the University of Southern California, Elizabeth reported on urban education. Her experience motivated her to put her reporter’s notebook on the shelf and address educational inequality by joining City Year Los Angeles as a tutor and mentor in a sixth grade classroom.
Following her passion for public service, Elizabeth joined the Peace Corps in rural South Africa. As a fifth grade English teacher, she noticed a common theme between the two communities she served: policies made at a national level did not always meet the specific needs of underserved schools, and teachers’ voices were not adequately represented.
Upon completing her Peace Corps service, Elizabeth earned her master's degree in public administration at New York University. Prior to E4E, she worked as the communications associate at Change for Kids, where she managed the organization's digital channels and executed its communications strategy.