Elizabeth is a native Floridian, born and raised in Clearwater, Florida. She received a BFA in Visual Arts from the University of Florida, and a minor in Education. Before turning to the non-profit sector she worked as a paralegal in a corporate law firm. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Sustainable Management through the University of Wisconsin. Elizabeth is a member of the Community Advisory Committee for the Tampa Bay Estuary Program which educates the community about environmental issues and challenges in Tampa Bay and approves small grants for community projects that protect and restore the Bay.
Elizabeth grew up spending time with family in north-central Florida where she cultivated a love for the wild spaces in the state and feels a deep connection to the land and sea. She has a passion for discovering different cultures, languages, and traditions, and believes making connections is vital to achieving a more sustainable world. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, kayak fishing, dancing, crocheting, painting, and traveling.