Elizabeth is a Policy Analyst at the Oakland Institute, focusing on land, agriculture, and food policy. Elizabeth brings a wide array of experience examining food and agricultural policy both nationally and internationally. She holds a Master of Arts in Global Governance from the University of Waterloo’s Balsillie School of International Affairs in Canada.
Prior to moving to Oakland, Elizabeth was the Partnership Manager at Community Food Centers Canada (Toronto) where she worked with communities across Canada to build alternatives to food banks, ensuring people in of all incomes have access to safe, healthy, and affordable food. She also worked as a consultant with The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation (Montreal), conducting a cross-country scan of community food security initiatives in Canada, which directly led to the creation of a multi-year granting program on sustainable food systems.
Elizabeth is an avid cyclist, cook, and gardener.