Elizabeth is so excited to join the Bay Area LISC team and brings over 15 years of experience in community development and city and transportation planning, plus a deep love of collaboration and tackling inequity in the systems that shape the built environment. Most recently, Elizabeth served as Director for the Great Communities Collaborative at the San Francisco Foundation, leading strategy, learning and partnership development for the collaborative and overseeing grantmaking and fundraising for the annual $1.5M budget. She brought together funders, advocates, organizers, and public sector partners to identify, implement, and leverage policy and financing solutions to move the region towards a more equitable and sustainable Bay Area.
Previously, Elizabeth worked for a national non-profit where she co-authored several publications and developed tools, research, and strategies to advance equitable transit-oriented development in regions across the country, including the Bay Area, Denver, Los Angeles and Twin Cities. Elizabeth started her career in proximity to LISC, while working at a small CDC on the southwest side of Chicago that was the lead partner in implementing a community-led vision for the neighborhood with support from the Chicago LISC office. She graduated with a BA from the University of Chicago and a Master of City Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.
Elizabeth lives in Oakland where she’s always seeking out the ocean and shady redwood groves, delighting in tasty vegan restaurants, and crafting all of the things while chilling with her pet rabbit, Tommaso.