Elizabeth, or Liz for short, is the Operations Assistant for the Feed the Future Knowledge, Data, Learning, and Training (KDLT) team. Prior to starting at Bixal, Elizabeth received her Master of International Affairs with concentrations in Human Rights and Latin American Studies from the School of International Affairs at the Pennsylvania State University. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and a minor in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University- Berks College. As part of her studies, Liz completed two internships. She interned at Fundación Pilares in Buenos Aires, Argentina for four months, where she helped run educational activities for children aged aero to five while their mothers were in nutrition and childhood development workshops. Her second internship was at El Sembrador in Santiago, Chile. During this two-month internship, Liz worked in a preschool classroom with 30 children who were three to four years of age. Both organizations worked specifically with children living in poverty.
Liz enjoys traveling, reading, and exploring DC in her free time.