Elizabeth has been involved with community engagement at William & 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. She also obtained her Masters Degree in Higher Education in 2018.
Professionally, Elizabeth first 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 Associate Director of the Office of Community Engagement. She oversees W&M GivePulse, facilitates the Aim 4 community leadership program, 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. Building on her investment in women's empowerment, Elizabeth co-instructs the Women in Leadership course in Gender Sexuality and Women's Studies, and co-founded W&M Women's Mentoring.
Elizabeth's commitment to community extends beyond her job, as she hosts dinner dialogues around her dining room table, fosters kittens for the humane society, and supports the local library by racking up overdue fines.