Elizabeth brings 14 years of expertise in the practice of architecture to the position of LEED Specialist. With the team, she is responsible for fostering engagement with the certification process. Prior to joining USGBC, she focused on sustainable schools, mixed use and modern residential design, and adaptive reuse. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor in Architecture degree from Virginia Tech, and a Master in Architecture degree from the University of Virginia, specializing in sustainable educational landscapes. Her favorite volunteer positions have been teaching in the DC schools, and serving on the board of Home Resource, a nonprofit center for sustainable construction and materials reclamation. With her husband, she constructed a small home that has been featured on eco-tours. She is passionate about collaborative processes that create places of durable beauty where communities can thrive.