Elizabeth is an evaluator and change agent who is passionate about harnessing the power of data, design, and evaluation to advance social justice and create more effective programs and policies. Her vision is a world with healthy, complete communities where everyone has a safe affordable place to live and opportunities for wellbeing, including access to health care, recreation, education, employment, and transportation.
Before finding the field of evaluation, Elizabeth was active in the social service sector, specifically focusing on housing and homelessness. She has worked as a policy analyst for a statewide campaign to end homelessness, a researcher on family homelessness, and as the program director of a homeless shelter for women and children.
Elizabeth has given presentations on research, evaluation, and data visualization at local, state, and national conferences. She holds a dual Master’s in Social Work and Public Health from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Women’s Studies from the University of Virginia.
When she’s not geeking out over evaluation, data visualization, leadership, and social change, Elizabeth can be found hiking, trying to visit all the national parks, practicing photography, and training for a half marathon.