Elizabeth was born in Marshall, Michigan and continued living in the Lower Peninsula through college.
She graduated from Alma College with a BA in psychology and political science. She then pursued a master's in public affairs at Indiana University where she studied environmental policy and law, followed by a doctorate in political science from Western Michigan University. There, she conducted research on environmental law at the U.S. Courts of Appeals. Elizabeth is currently an associate professor in public and environmental affairs (political science) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She lives in Green Bay and enjoys time with her rescue dogs and cats – especially when they get time to go up to the dog-friendly beach at Whitefish Dunes State Park – and watching NFL games.
I'm a conservation voter because I believe in being a fierce advocate for the amazing natural resources we are fortunate to be surrounded by. Everyone has a role to play in protecting the environment and I strive to share my passion for environmental activism through organizations such as Wisconsin Conservation Voters, and my classrooms!