Indiana Wesleyan University
Clemson, South Carolina
Current Term: 2017 – 2021
Elizabeth is one of three family members with albinism. She discovered NOAH online in 1995 and attended her first conference in 2010, where she volunteered in the kids’ program. Since then, Elizabeth has participated in local events, attended the conference in Pittsburgh 2016, and interacted in online forums and groups. She also writes for Albinism InSight including a new quarterly column called “White Lashes.”
Elizabeth holds an MA in Linguistics and a PhD in Intercultural Education. She has served in non-profit leadership since 1996, both in the US and overseas. Within her intercultural field, she teaches in university and seminary settings, writes for various publications, speaks at conferences and workshops, and serves as ordained clergy in The Wesleyan Church. She lives in the DC metro area of Northern Virginia with Scott (married in 1992) and four teenaged sons. Jay, their youngest, is adopted from China and has albinism.
A long family road trip (49 states so far!) is one of her favorite activities. She also enjoys international travel, roller coasters, historical fiction, classical music, ensemble singing, hiking, and dates with Scott. She usually loses at laser tag and is only a novice at rock-climbing, but she loves them anyway. A perfect evening at home Involves hot chocolate, popcorn, and a great movie with the family on the couch.