Senior Laboratory Technician and Communications Manager

Elizabeth has a wide range of experience to bring to SVP, including many years as a Research Technician. She worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for six years in a human nutrition lab studying the human gut microbiome, then moved to study the microbiome of Nematostella vectensis (sea stars) at University of Washington Bothell. She is currently working on a MPH in One Health at UW Seattle. 

She grew up loving biology and medicine, but knew from the beginning that she was not interested in direct patient care. She leaves that to the rest of her family, which includes an MD, PhD/RN, EMT, VMD and future VMD (yes, 2 Penn grads). SVP allows her to do both clinical and research work, in addition to IT, website design, marketing, social media, and teaching.

Outside of the lab she plays ultimate frisbee on a couple of local teams, tries to find some time for reading, and plays with her dogs and any puppies she can get her hands on.