Elizabeth's career began on an urban demonstration farm in Knoxville, Tennessee where she led educational programs. Since then, she worked in a variety of roles in Tennessee and Massachusetts focused on food access and public health in non-profit, public, and higher education settings. Immediately prior to becoming Food Security Fellow for OFA, she received her Masters degree in Public Administration from UMass Boston and worked for the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund at the MA Department of Public Health. Prior to pursuing her MPA, she managed the Boston arm of a nationwide hunger-relief and food-rescue non-profit 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 from undergrad. She is a firm belief that good food is crucial to well-being, and that all families and individuals should have the means to embrace that fact. As such, she is eager to reduce the inequity in food access in Boston.