Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Education: B.A., Journalism (emphasis in convergence media) and Political Science, minor: Spanish, University of Missouri ’10
Activities: Public Interest Project, Pro Bono Co-Chair (2012-present), 1L Representative (2011-2012); American Constitution Society; American Civil Liberties Union; Stone Moot Court; Albers Moot Court
More about Liz: Elizabeth studied journalism in college because she loved telling stories, and journalism taught her to ask good questions and weave a jumble of facts into a coherent but complicated narrative. Although she enjoyed journalism, she found that telling people’s stories wasn’t enough – she wanted to do something about them. So after college, Elizabeth joined the AmeriCorps VISTA program, providing client-centered, trauma-informed advocacy to foreign-born human trafficking victims at the International Institute of Buffalo. This led her to law school, and she eventually hopes to be a legal services attorney who also does poverty law impact litigation and public policy advocacy. Elizabeth is a musical theatre fan and performer, an avid reader, and a huge Harry Potter fan. (No really, huge. She worked for this website back in 2004-2007).