Bachelors in Science 2005 GSU
Masters in Neurobiology 2009 GSU
Doctorate in Educational Leadership 2016 - (in progress)
Neuroscience, Science Journalism & Communication, Health Equity, Community Engagement, Program Development, Science, Education Outreach, Database Design, Editorial Design & Content Creation, Professional Development, Educational Technology, Event Planning, Fundraising, Web Design
Liz is the rare Atlanta native. Coming from a long line of Elizabeths (6 generations) here in Atlanta, Liz's roots are deep within the Atlanta community. In the spirit of reaching out to her community, and before entering a graduate program at GSU, Liz started her own consulting firm, TOGA (we Take Over, you Get Accepted) dedicated to helping high schoolers in the Atlanta area get into college. While working toward her Master's here at GSU in Neurobiology, Liz was a fellow with the Center for Disease Control in the Healthy Brain Initiative as well as an intern at Child Neurology Associates. Toward the end of her graduate program, Liz found a way to incorporate her love for science with her desire work closely with her community, as coordinator for the Atlanta Neuroscience Expo. Continuing to work on education outreach programs like BRAIN, NET/work, and ION, Liz eventually took over management of Brains & Behavior (B&B) and stepped up to the position she now enjoys as Associate Director. Going on 15 years here at GSU, her duties now include writing & working on grants at the intersection of neuroscience and society, Editor of the B&B Potential magazine, leading professional development and team building workshops / seminars / symposia, developing curricula for science retreats, organizing on and off campus graduate retreats, tracking student and alumni progress / research / presentations, developing software infrastructure & databases to understand trends in student progress and demographics, recruiting a diverse student body at national conferences, website management, streamlining and managing annual seed grants, managing social networks, branding, and artwork for both Brains & Behavior and the Neuroscience Institute. Most recently, Liz has worked with authors, scientists and policy leaders to expand the health equity of people living with neurological disease and co-founded the Atlanta Chapter of the international neuroscience writing organization, NeuWrite. Liz is a GSU Alumni 40 Under 40 Awardee, a graduate of the GSU Executive Leadership Academy for Women, a Professional Member of the National Association of Science Writers and sits on the Neuroscience Institute’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee.
Neuroscience, Science Communication, Health Equity, Long Covid, ME/CFS, Post-Infectious Brain-Related Illness, Patient-Led Advocacy, Democratizing Science