Lizzy joined ELC in 2017 as a Stoneleigh Foundation Emerging Leader Fellow. Her work focuses on removing education barriers facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming youth.
Lizzy graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law magna cum laude and served as a Staff Editor on The Temple Law Review. During her time in law school Lizzy advocated for vulnerable populations through completing internships and practica at multiple public interest organizations, including: Community Legal Services, Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program, and Philadelphia Legal Assistance. She also encouraged other students to engage in public interest work through her leadership as Co-Chair of the National Lawyers Guild Expungement Project and as Co-President of the Family Law Society. Upon graduation, Lizzy received a Beth Cross award for notable contributions to public service and was inducted into the Rubin-Presser Public Interest Honor Society. The Philadelphia Bar Association Public Interest Section honored Lizzy with a Law Student Award in recognition of her leadership in Temple Law’s public interest law community.
Prior to law school, Lizzy earned her bachelor of arts at Haverford College before serving as a Haverford House Fellow. In her capacity as a Fellow, Lizzy worked as a paralegal in Philadelphia Legal Assistance’s Family Law Unit and completed a project aimed at engaging Haverford undergraduate students with the issue of homelessness in Philadelphia.
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