Elizabeth has been involved with community engagement at William and Mary since she arrived as an undergraduate student and Sharpe Scholar in 2007. 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, identity, and systems of power with her values and actions.
After graduating, Elizabeth served 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. Through her AmeriCorps experience, Elizabeth deepened her commitment to sustainable and local positive community change and accepted her responsibilities as an active citizen.
Elizabeth now serves as the Assistant Director 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. She supervises the Fellow for Health and Nutrition and the Fellow for Local Engagement. She also co-instructs the Women in Leadership course in Gender Sexuality and Women's Studies, and co-founded W&M Women's Mentoring. Her office (Blow 319) has comfortable chairs ready for conversations about social justice, academic curiosity, and how to engage with your community.