Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Elizabeth found her passion for health work at the age of eighteen with the AmeriCorps program City Year. As a City Year corps member, Elizabeth spent a year working in a low-resource elementary school in Boston, Massachusetts, where she witnessed firsthand how health and education are interconnected. Following City Year, she pursued her Bachelor’s degree at the University of California, San Diego, where she graduated from the Urban Studies and Planning Department in 2013. Elizabeth has partnered with community organizations across the United States on a myriad of programs and projects related to health. Elizabeth is a proud alumna of the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a program which engages young leaders in anti-hunger and anti-racism work on a policy and community level. Elizabeth received her Masters of Public Health degree from San Diego State University in May of 2017, and currently works on several initiatives at the UC San Diego Center for Community Health.