Elizabeth earned her Masters in Social Work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at the Washington University in St. Louis. While at the Brown School, she established the first social work internship at the Missouri State Public Defender St. Louis City office. Additionally, she created the first employment-readiness program at the St. Louis City Justice Center as an intern with the Transition from Jail to Community Initiative. Prior to joining The Bronx Defenders, she served as a criminal justice social worker advocating for alternative sentencing options for youth at the Center for Court Innovation’s Midtown Community Court. She has experience researching, developing, implementing and evaluating reentry programs for criminal justice-involved adults based on evidence-based practices. Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Elizabeth received her Bachelors of Arts degrees in Sociology and Africana Studies from Pitzer College.