Director of Applied Learning and Entrepreneurship
A seasoned social impact leader, educator, and coach committed to women’s leadership, Elizabeth leads the Center’s changemaking communities encompassing entrepreneurship, politics, advocacy, and tech, as well as the Athena Fellows Program. Before joining Barnard in 2021, Elizabeth served as Co-Founder and Director of the Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative at The New School and Associate Director of the Arts of Citizenship Program in Public Scholarship at The University of Michigan. Over the past two decades, she has worked at the intersection of design, education and social change, co-creating and managing innovative programs and initiatives at leading organizations and institutions, including Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, the Municipal Art Society of New York, and others. Elizabeth is passionate about creating the conditions for personal and societal transformation by designing and facilitating experiences that foster greater courage, creativity, and curiosity. In addition to inspiring purpose-driven leaders to discover what makes them come alive and use their gifts to positively shape the world, she enjoys supporting visionary leaders in bringing ambitious ideas to life, convening people in ways that build engagement and ownership, and spending time in nature. Elizabeth holds an Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education, M.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design, and B.A. from Haverford College.