Liz is a Director on the Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships team at America’s Promise Alliance, where she supports the GradNation Campaign, which leads efforts to increase the nationwide graduation rate to 90 percent and ensure that young people can thrive beyond graduation. She collaborates with the communications and research teams to develop reports, youth-centered storytelling, and grant projects that uplift community successes and increased graduation rates.
Before coming to America’s Promise, Liz career began with policy and practice advocacy that would improve college access and attainment for first-generation college students or students from families with low income. She started volunteered with AmeriCorps at Upward Bound in Las Vegas, Nevada, and later returned to DC for roles at the National College Attainment Network, the US Department of Education, and the National Association for College Admissions Counseling. She has a BA in Law, Society, and American Studies from American University and a MPA with an education policy focus from the Trachtenberg School at George Washington University.
Liz is passionate about educational equity and ensuring that all students graduate high school prepared to succeed in college, careers, and life. She is a proud Colorado native who has lived in DC since 2009. In her free time, she volunteers with Collective Action for Safe Spaces in DC, enjoys time outdoors hiking and roller skating, and tries to bake the perfect cookies.