Elizabeth joined Byte Back as executive director in September 2015. She is committed to giving underserved DC residents the opportunity to thrive in the changing economy. Before coming to Byte Back, Elizabeth was the chief operating officer and interim chief executive officer at Groundswell in Washington, DC. She has also worked at the DC Department of Employment Services and has focused on economic development for populations of women and minorities in New Jersey. Elizabeth earned her master’s in public affairs and urban and regional planning from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and her bachelor’s in history and French from Swarthmore College.
She was selected in the Women Rule Leadership Competition and was awarded a Women’s Information Network award for up-and-coming leaders demonstrating excellence and innovation. Elizabeth serves on the Board of Directors of The Workplace DC, a Washington workforce development collaborative, and on the Board of Directors of the Goodwill Excel Center. In these positions and as executive director of Byte Back, Elizabeth is dedicated to opening doors to living-wage careers for thousands of individuals in the District
Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family around the Capitol Hill neighborhood, traveling, and “geeking out” about pop culture, nonprofit management, feminism, and current events.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.