As the RGPT Educator, Liz works with students, volunteers, and many other community members through BEMP, Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, and the National Phenology Network to coordinate phenology (seasonal life cycle change) research along the Rio Grande. Liz grew up in New Mexico and, after some time away, was excited to move back to Albuquerque and join the BEMP team in 2017. She received her BS in Biology from New Mexico Tech and an MA in Sustainable Communities from Northern Arizona University. From following whiptail lizards at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, to interviewing Arizona farmers about climate change, her past work experiences have inspired her to share the wonderful and vital connections between natural and social science with others. She loves hiking with her dogs and partner, playing board games, going to concerts, and having way too many DIY craft projects going at one time.