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Liz joins LA Waterkeeper (LAW) after being intimately involved in LAW’s litigation and enforcement program as an associate attorney with Lawyers for Clean Water, Inc. She gained environmental advocacy experience working for several non-profits in Oregon and California. She’s been involved in community outreach and organizing, organizational development, and environmental litigation striving to protect water quality, endangered species, and coastal and forest ecosystems.
Liz has an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley where she studied Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. She also has an M.S. in Biology/Environmental Education and a J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School with an emphasis in environmental law. During law school, she was a member of the National Environmental Moot Court First Place team at Pace Law School and received several honors for her dedication to public interest law. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center and the Advisory Board of the Rogue Riverkeeper, both based in Ashland, Oregon. Liz’s current work is focused on eliminating pollution and preventing the degradation of Southern California’s aquatic and coastal ecosystems.