Elizabeth started her college career at Harvard, where she lived in the same dorm as Bill Gates (really); they both dropped out the same year.
After spending a number of years in the software industry, Elizabeth earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Washington in 1998, and has taught a wide range of courses at the high school, university, and community college levels. She taught for several years in the math department at the University of Washington, and spent four summers teaching precalculus in U.W.'s Summer Stretch program for gifted high school students. She has worked as a math tutor since 2005.
Elizabeth has a gift for making technical information clear and accessible, and for fostering environments where people feel comfortable learning. She has trained teaching assistants and tutors at both the Seattle and Bothell campuses of the University of Washington, and offers workshops in "Mindful Math Tutoring."
Elizabeth enjoys mathematics, and takes pleasure in making the subject accessible to others.
When not doing math, Elizabeth loves to read, sing, work with fabric, and spend time outdoors; she is also active with several groups working to preserve a livable climate.