Elizabeth has been at William and Mary and involved with community engagement work at the College since 2007 when she arrived as an undergraduate student here. She graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in Women’s Studies after four years of learning how to connect her academic interests in inequality, minority groups, and systems of power and privilege with her daily decisions and actions.
After graduating, Elizabeth was able to combine her love of William and Mary and community work by serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA within the Office of Community Engagement. She spent the year managing service projects, grant funding, and local anti-poverty education and action. Her AmeriCorps year deepened Elizabeth’s commitment to sustainable and local positive community change as well as an acceptance of her responsibilities as an active citizen.
Elizabeth now serves as the Coordinator of Community Engagement. She oversees our Local Community Engagement Programs, manages Community Engagement Grants, publishes the weekly listserv, facilitates many of our community partner events, and promotes on-campus engagement through a variety of programs. Her office (Blow 319) has comfortable chairs ready for conversations about social justice, academic curiosity, and how to engage with your community. It’s also often home to baked goods or other snacks and filled with the soft sounds of a Disney pop Pandora station.