Director of Engagement
Over the past eight years, Liz has become an expert in the intersection of marketing, strategy, and social impact, securing and leading a number of multimillion-dollar programs for a host of federal, non-profit and Fortune 500 clients.
As the Director of Engagement at the Beeck Center, Liz oversees the Center’s marketing and communications outreach as well as all student and external stakeholder engagement. She also leads experiential workshops, classes and webinars for Georgetown University students, faculty and alumni. Liz currently teaches a Design-Thinking Practicum course offered to graduate students in the School of Foreign Service, which focuses on design thinking, solution-based creative problem solving, and digital communications.
Before joining the Hoya community, Liz was a Senior Account Supervisor at Edelman, the world’s largest independent Public Relations firm, where she oversaw the acquisition of new business for the firm’s 80-person DC-based Digital Practice. In this position, Liz gained PR expertise which she has applied to her work with the Center.
Originally from Southern California, Liz now lives in Dupont Circle and is an avid explorer and consumer of DC’s locally-made food scene. In the summers, Liz can usually be found surfing in North Carolina’s Outer Banks and hiking along the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park.
Education: Carnegie Mellon University, B.S. in Policy and Management, and B.A. in Hispanic Studies, Magna Cum Laude; University of Oxford, M.S. in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Favorite Quote: “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans, aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistence.” – Daniel Burnham, Architect
What I’m Reading Now: Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown