While at Virginia Tech Liz became involved in undergraduate research focused on how sediment transport affected fish habitat in the Dan and Roanoke River basin. She furthered this research by staying at Virginia Tech to complete a Master’s degree focused on understanding sediment transport processes in those watersheds. After completing her Master’s, Liz was hired by a restoration company in northern Virginia, where she helped design multiple stream realignment/restoration projects. These projects were focused on reducing channel and bank erosion in various streams throughout northern Virginia and southern Maryland.
In February of 2023, Liz joined the RDG team in Corvallis to continue developing her passion for the environment and understanding of stream systems. She spends most of her free time outdoors where she can often be found running, hiking, camping, and spending time with her dog.