Elizabeth works as a research assistant on a variety of research and evaluation projects based in the US and internationally. These projects, funded by Cisco, IBM, and Intel, have all focused on 21st-century school and system reform. Prior to joining EDC, she worked at a school principal leadership development academy in New York City, directed youth-led community development projects in Panama and Costa Rica, coached high-school field hockey, and taught science and English to elementary students at a bilingual school in Quito, Ecuador. Elizabeth holds an M.A. in International Education Development from Columbia University's Teachers College and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Vassar College.