Education: Stakeholder Communications, Public Relations, Grant Writing, Marketing, Recruitment, Professional Development, Curricular Development
Non-Profit: Marketing and Fundraising
Financial Industry: Technical Writing, Professional Development
Travel: Articles, Blogs, Marketing, and Promotion
Art and History
Traveling on a Budget
Traveling After 50
Boutique Hotels, B & B's, Airbnb, VRBO vs. High-end Hotels
Photography - Nature/Wildlife, Gardens, Art & Architecture, Historic Sites, Unique Places/People, Hidden Gems
In 1983, Elizabeth received her Bachelor's degree from Trinity College, a small, private liberal arts college in Hartford. Her culminating academic achievement was marked by her thesis paper of 163 pages on the Cherokee nation.
Elizabeth completed her Master's in Education in 1992 and became a certified public school teacher. This same year, she began her pursuit of international travel in earnest.
Elizabeth completed her 6th Year Certificate in Educational Leadership in 2013 and became certified in intermediate administration and supervision in Connecticut's public schools that same year.
Elizabeth has provided 30+ projects while working for various public school districts. Products range from marketing materials, recruitment presentations and take-aways, stakeholder and parent communications, English, social studies, humanities and math curricula, units of study, and fundraising campaign designs, weekly communications and blasts.
She has also written new hire training, internal systems and software training, customer service training, and how-to, technical pieces in the financial services industry.
She continues to write travel articles and blogs for a U.S.-based website.
Food scarcity is a huge issue locally in the Hartford area as well as across the United States. One organization that works tirelessly to address this need is Foodshare. Partnering with Foodshare, I led a team at a local Hartford area magnet school for four years in a row. During my leadership, we surpassed all expectations and received annual awards from Foodshare for being the top fundraising school in the Foodshare Hartford campaign. This sample is the first two paragraphs of a plea letter to stakeholders and families urging them to get involved. These particular campaign communications were all voluntary. In May 3, 2009, we would hand over a check to Foodshare for over $9,000.
Elizabeth writes regular articles and blogs to promote global travel with confidence, particularly for women over fifty, even on a tight budget. She often highlights unique places, little known cultural traditions, or a struggle that a particular country or community is facing. This is from one of her blogs on Thai spirit houses, which many Westerners are completely unfamiliar with. It is written to build new cultural awareness for her readers as well as highlight the spiritual awakening she experienced as a result of learning their purpose while in Thailand.
Elizabeth designed and wrote copy for a brochure, which promoted recruitment into AVID, a college and career readiness program at an urban middle school. Compensation was part of her annual salary.