Liz is a manager on the Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships team at America’s Promise Alliance, where she manages a cohort of grantees who are accelerating graduation progress in their communities and collaborates with her team to elevate the importance of the GradNation goal. She is a graduate of the George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, earning an MPA with a focus on Education Policy and Management, during which she interned at the National College Access Network and the US Department of Education.
Prior to graduate school, she served through AmeriCorps at Upward Bound in Las Vegas, NV, helping low-income and first-generation students attend and persist through college. She comes to America’s Promise Alliance after working on the government relations team at the National Association for College Admission Counseling, advocating for policies that would benefit students and counselors navigating the college admission process.
Liz is passionate about equitable access to education and ensuring that all students graduate high school prepared to succeed in college, careers, and life. She is a proud Colorado native, but has lived in the DC since 2009 when she attended American University. She volunteers as a college success coach with ScholarMatch and as a chapter advisor with the AU chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, tap dancing, and attending stand-up comedy shows.