Liz joined The Congressional Hunger Center in 2022 and serves as the Partnership and Outreach Specialist. She focuses on building new partnerships and leveraging networks to amplify the Zero Hunger Academy as well as promoting the Hunger Center's End Hunger in 30 Challenge and public engagement campaigns. She coordinates sales and service processes to ensure satisfaction of partner organizations. Prior to joining the Hunger Center, Liz served as director of the St. Thomas’ Food Pantry in Richmond, Virginia, and she served as Agency Liaison on the board of central Virginia’s food bank, Feed More. Her career experience includes nonprofit leadership in adult learning and parenting education, special education and foster care. Liz holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and a master’s degree in Special Education from Vanderbilt University. She enjoys travel, and you can often find her hiking in state parks and attending concerts on the weekends.