Eliza joined Redstone after graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Chicago, where she majored in Political Science and minored in Human Rights. She wrote her senior thesis on welfare policy reform in the United States, which was a case study on the punitive effects of “Family Cap” policies towards low-income families of color, and the conditions under which legislative policies get repealed.
At the University of Chicago, Eliza was President of the Women+ in Law club, a cohort of students interested in the legal field. She also worked as the Programs and Marketing intern at the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, the Chicago Booth School of Business’s social impact hub, where she worked closely with nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs committed to environmental and social sustainability.
Previously Eliza worked at FamiliesUSA, a nonprofit, nonpartisan consumer health advocacy organization, where she conducted research and wrote policy reports on maternal-child healthcare for women who were incarcerated. Prior to that, Eliza worked at DemocracyWorks, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civic tech organization that serves voters and election officials. She cares strongly about strengthening our civic infrastructure, increasing voter participation, and protecting our democracy.
A New York City native, Eliza enjoys running in the park, snapping film and digital photography, and playing with her three labradoodles.