Eliza graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a B.A. in Biology. She spent several years working at medical research institutions across the country before switching her career focus to environmental conservation. She joined a restoration field crew with the Washington State Department of Ecology and volunteered with her local Audubon chapter before pursuing a GIS Certification at the University of Washington. Since then, she has led GIS projects with the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, Northwest Sierra Club, and Eastside Audubon Society, and she is excited to be joining National Audubon as a Dangermond Fellow. As part of the Dangermond Fellowship's 7th cohort, Eliza is excited to hone her skills and push her personal limits in the realm of advanced geospatial modeling, analysis, and cartography.
Outside of work, Eliza enjoys hiking, mountaineering, reading, and spoiling her dog Komoo.