Meet The Staff: Liz Chudoba
Meet our Water Quality Monitoring Initiative Director
based out of the Virginia Office
Liz grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania where she spent most of her days outdoors climbing trees or playing various sports. Her passion for protecting water resources started in high school during a marine biology trip to Jamaica and grew through her undergraduate studies at James Madison University, where she graduated in 2008 with a degree in Biology. From there, she received a MS of Marine Science in aquatic ecology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a Master’s of Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School focusing on water resources law.
After graduating from Vermont Law School, Liz moved to Richmond, VA and started as an intern with Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, launching her into the Stormwater world. In July 2014, she found a full time position with the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District managing the Virginia Conservation Assistance Program, which offers incentives for individual homeowners to installed stormwater best management practices. Through the TJSWCD, she also worked with Albemarle County to write their Chesapeake Bay TMDL Action Plan, determining their pollutant of concern reduction requirements and current nutrient credits.
Liz is the Water Quality Monitoring Initiative Director in the Virginia office. She mainly works with the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative, but she also manages the Alliance’s RiverTrends project.
She lives in the City with her husband, Alex, and dog, Sable. In her free time, she enjoys playing water polo, sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, and exploring Richmond.