Rhode Island Program Co-Director
Elizabeth joined the TerraCorps team in March of 2020 as a Rhode Island Program Co-Director. As a key member within TerraCorps’ AmeriCorps Program Circle, Elizabeth’s work focuses on supporting TerriCorps Service Members, Supervisors, and Service Sites within the state of Rhode Island. Previous to her time on TerraCorps staff, Elizabeth worked in public radio focusing on issues of environmental justice. During her time at the University of Rhode Island, Elizabeth studied Journalism, Wildlife Conservation Biology, and Sociology and was a graduating member of the University’s flagship PeaceCorps Prep program. Elizabeth is a TerraCorps alum (2018) and served as the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Buzzards Bay Coalition and Wareham Land Trust in Massachusetts. Throughout the many service projects she participated in, Elizabeth gained a deep belief in the power of helping one another, rather than the idea of needing to save others. As an alum, she is excited to pass on the knowledge she obtained as a TerraCorps Member on to Members of the program today!
Elizabeth’s passion for the environment stems from her time as a child on the New England coast exploring the woods around her house, catching frogs, and kayaking with terrapin. As she grew older, her passion for equity and the environment was fully realized and touches every aspect of her life today. Currently, Elizabeth can often be found flipping rocks for salamanders and snakes, kayaking the many blueways of RI, or volunteering at Osamequin Farm in Seekonk. Elizabeth holds the identities of a queer, biracial woman of color from a low-income background and occupies space on the land of the Narragansett, Wampanoag, and Pokanoket tribes. She is an avid critter lover, angry baker, a community art enthusiast, a strong believer in environmental justice, a true-blue water baby, and an ardent, lifelong learner.