Elizabeth is excited to learn and support WEC in her new role as Development & Events Intern. Elizabeth just wrapped up two AmeriCorps service terms with the Resource Assistance for Rural Environments program where she was placed on the Oregon South Coast. She was focused on community-driven initiatives based in outdoor recreation, signature events, culinary, and agritourism related opportunities. Elizabeth enjoyed the opportunity to learn about the tourism industry, the impact on the local economy & environment, and how to develop projects that strive to benefit all three. Before AmeriCorps, she graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Environmental Science & Anthropology. Elizabeth is originally from Des Moines, Iowa. In her spare time, she can be found hiking with her dogs, playing Ultimate Frisbee, reading a good book, sewing, baking a pie, or adding to her ever growing plant collection.