Elizabeth provides project management, research, analysis, and support for the Food Lab’s efforts to develop landscape level collaboration to achieve more sustainable agricultural practices. Her work is informed by deep listening, community-based research, and an appreciation for the complex interactions between social-economic systems and the environment. Having spent the early part of her life on a dairy farm in Vermont, and then later on a large organic vegetable operation, Elizabeth carries farming and food systems close to her heart and believes that farmers are integral to the stewardship our working lands. She has worked on behalf of private businesses, Trust for Public Land, Donella Meadows Institute, and US Senator Patrick Leahy. Her advanced degrees are in Community Development and Applied Economics from the University of Vermont.