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Water Quality Monitoring Initiative Director
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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 in 2012 and a Master’s of Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School focusing on water resources law in 2013.
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. In July 2014, she joined the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District managing the Virginia Conservation Assistance Program and worked with Albemarle County to write their Chesapeake Bay TMDL Action Plan, determining their pollutant of concern reduction requirements and current nutrient credits. In 2015, she came back to the Alliance as the RiverWise Coordinator until she transitioned to coordinating the water quality monitoring projects.
Liz is the Water Quality Monitoring Initiative Director based in the Virginia office. She manages all of the Alliance’s water quality monitoring projects throughout the watershed, including the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative and RiverTrends.
She lives in the City with her husband, son, and dog. In her free time, she enjoys playing water polo, sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, and exploring Richmond’s vast brewery scene.