Elizabeth's career began on an urban demonstration farm in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she led educational programs. Since then, she's worked in a variety of roles in Tennessee and Massachusetts focused on food access and public health in nonprofit, public, and higher education settings. Before becoming a Food Security Fellow for the Office of Food Access, she received her Masters degree in Public Administration from UMass Boston and worked for the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Prior to pursuing her MPA, she managed the Boston arm of a nationwide hunger-relief and food-rescue nonprofit called The Campus Kitchens Project. Housed at UMass Boston, this work utilized student leadership and engagement to serve the Dorchester community with meal and food-rescue donations, nutrition and gardening programs, and SNAP application assistance.
Elizabeth was born and raised in Boston, is a Boston Public Schools alumna, and attended Boston University as an undergraduate student. She believes that good food is crucial to the well-being of all families and individuals. As such, she is eager to reduce the inequity in food access in Boston.