Elizabeth is a PhD student in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media at NC State University, and a National Science Foundation IGERT Fellow in Genetic Engineering and Society. Her research interests include technical communication, participatory knowledge production, and bioethics. Currently, Elizabeth is studying what it means to communicate ethically about emerging biotechnologies, and how citizens engage in regulatory decision-making.
Before enrolling at NC State, Elizabeth spent more than a decade producing strategic communications for institutions including the White House and the US Department of Education. She has also served as an adjunct professor at University of Maryland University College and as a writer for the Pew Charitable Trusts. In 2013, Elizabeth was awarded an IGERT fellowship from the National Science Foundation to conduct collaborative interdisciplinary research on the interactions between genetic technologies and society. She also became one of the first students at NC State to join Duke University's PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge, a community of learners generating novel forms of pedagogy and scholarship in digital environments. Elizabeth holds a BA and MA in English from Georgetown University.