Elizabeth received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Before joining the lab she worked at the VA hospital with veterans, and in a lab developing novel assessment measures of social cognition in individuals with schizophrenia. Her honor's thesis examined self-identified precursors of affective disengagement in adolescents. Currently, her research interests, strongly influenced by her volunteer work at PAAR, broadly include social policy and health disparities along the lines of gender, race and SES. A former writer, she is also interested in the intersection of gender equality and the media. She plans to pursue her PhD in Social Welfare. She enjoys Star Trek.