Elizabeth grew up in Toronto, Canada, where she attended public schools. She has a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Washington and a BSc from the University of Waterloo. She worked as a middle school special education teacher and then a curriculum developer for Bellevue School District in Washington. Since leaving full-time work, Elizabeth has focused on supporting students through volunteering, advocacy and fundraising. She is a past PTA President and currently serves on the PTA Executive Board for both Roosevelt Elementary and Lincoln Middle Schools. She and her family have lived in Santa Monica since 2016. Her children attend Roosevelt Elementary School and Lincoln Middle School. Elizabeth is excited to be a Santa Monica Education Foundation Board member.