As Director of Civic Projects in the Tech & Civic Engagement Group at Microsoft, Elizabeth works with teams in Boston, New York, Chicago, Seattle and the Bay Area, to build long-term partnerships in local communities and leverage Microsoft expertise and resources to make a sustainable and scalable impact on the pressing issues and challenges in these cities. Areas of focus include economic development and innovation, smarter and more sustainable cities, data and openness, and 21st century education and opportunities.
Elizabeth is based in Washington, DC. Before this job, she worked on science and tech policy for universities, associations, and the U.S. House of Representatives. Her education balanced a Ph.D. in computational physics from the University of Chicago with a liberal arts undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College. Now she reads a lot of novels.