Liz is committed to grassroots community development to create systemic change in communities. She has dedicated her career to working with non-profits. In addition to her role at Thunder Valley CDC, Liz is pursuing a PhD in Leadership and Change through Antioch University. She received a Masters of Social Work (MSW)  in 2014 from the University of Southern California, with an concentration in Community Organizing, Planning, and Administration. Prior to obtaining her MSW, Liz served as a Red Cloud Indian School volunteer for three years. During her time as an undergraduate student at Marquette University, where she obtained her Bachelors in Sociology and Social Welfare and Justice in 2010, she gained valuable outreach experience through volunteer work on community development projects in Milwaukee. She also participated in, organized, and led Marquette student volunteer trips to New Orleans to work in the Lower Ninth Ward with Common Ground Relief. In addition to her volunteer work in the United States, Liz has served as a group counselor and job skills trainer at St. Anne’s Home domestic violence shelter for women in Cape Town, South Africa. She is a mother of two sons, Alee and Kai.