Eliza is a Bay Area native who was drawn to climate change and environmental justice work as a child. Her interest in these topics intensified in college and led to her current work, conducting economic analysis related to climate and energy policy. In 2008 Eliza moved to Somerville, where she was energized by local activists taking a lead in local and state climate justice work. She began volunteering with Somerville Climate Action, which led to her involvement in Mothers Out Front. In addition to her work with Mothers Out Front, Eliza has sat on the Somerville Mayor’s Commission for Energy Use and Climate Change for the past 8 years. Eliza has a B.A in Geography from Middlebury College and M.A. in Urban Economics from U.C. Berkeley. Eliza lives in Somerville with her wife and two children, Izzy and Julian.