Elizabeth has spent the last decade advocating for people with disabilities at the administrative, state, and federal level.
Elizabeth received her Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. After graduation, Elizabeth worked in private practice, advocating for parents of children with disabilities in regional center, school district, and health insurance matters. From 2012 to 2018, she was the Inland Empire Regional Director at Disability Rights Legal Center. As Regional Director, Elizabeth was responsible for special education advocacy and civil rights litigation within San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, specializing in disability discrimination cases. She also managed the Disability Rights Law Clinic at the University of La Verne College of Law.
Elizabeth is an adjunct professor at the University of La Verne College of Law, teaching coursework in special education and disability rights law.
Elizabeth has presented seminars at national conferences, including at the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates and the American Bar Association, and she is the co-chair of Practising Law Institute’s annual Special Education Law Conference. She serves on the Board of Directors for Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board and Ichi Villa: Alliance for Autism.