Elizabeth joined SVP Portland in August of 2021 after working as an Administrative Assistant at the University of Portland for the past three years where she developed and executed marketing strategies on behalf of the Office of Student Activities. As Communications & Project Coordinator, Elizabeth helps share the inspiring stories of impact and growth through various media channels, including the website, newsletter, and social media. She also engages with Partners and supports staff success. Elizabeth has a background in education, administration, and equity work.
Over her career, Elizabeth has worked in education in a variety of roles from teaching Latin American art history at universities to volunteering at the Children’s Book Bank in Portland. She is a lifelong advocate for students of all ages, and her commitment to growing and improving educational services for children and their families led her to join our team. Elizabeth was drawn to our Partnership because of the meaningful work we do to invest deeply in our community, using an equity lens to thoughtfully advance diversity and inclusion. This is her first professional foray into the nonprofit sector and she is excited to bring her experiences and abilities to the SVP team.
When she’s not extolling the work of SVP Portland in writing, she enjoys outdoor activities and eating at food carts with her family, or curling up on the couch with a good book and a steaming cup of local tea.