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Elizabeth is a sustainable international development practitioner and organizational strategist with a focus on developing, implementing, and evaluating market-based solutions to poverty. She has over a decade of experience working with micro-enterprises and early-stage social impact startups.
In her current role as Managing Director of the Small-Scale Sustainable Infrastructure Development Fund (S3IDF), she leads work on impact-first investing and focuses on innovative financing structures that bridge the supply and demand capital gaps by blending philanthropic, development, and private capital. Prior to her work with S3IDF, Elizabeth served as International Director of Village Forward where she managed international programming and played a central role in developing operational capacity and micro-franchise expansion strategies. Elizabeth has served as a consultant for USAID and a been presenter at regional and international conferences forums where she discussed energy poverty, systems-level program design, and small-scale enterprise financing.
Elizabeth holds a M.S. Finance from Northeastern University and M.A. in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University as well as a B.A. in Leadership Studies and Political Science from the University of Richmond. She also recently completed Digital Frontiers Institute’s Certified Digital Finance Practitioner Program.