Elizabeth is currently a Sustainability PhD Candidate at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). She has her B.S. in Integrated Science and Technology from James Madison University (JMU) and her M.S. in Sustainable Systems from RIT. She is an adjunct professor in the RIT College of Liberal Arts and her teaching interests include sustainable development, resilient cities, and geographic information systems (GIS). Her research area is focused on emerging materials and technologies (i.e. nanomaterials) with an interest in natural disaster management and geographic information capacity. She hopes to continue teaching and researching at the university level after graduation. Elizabeth's hobbies include coaching cheerleading, traveling, cooking, and Crossfit.