Co-Founder & Managing Partner
For the last ten years Elizabeth has worked on environmental and social sustainability, with a particular emphasis on water, energy, and social enterprise models. Elizabeth is the founding director of Causemopolis, a collaborative firm focused on developing infrastructure that furthers the integration of environmental, social, and economic considerations to create vibrant urban places worldwide. Her most recent consulting work focused on using collaborative consumption models to generate living-wage jobs in the green economy. Specifically, she has spent the last two years developing a social enterprise that provides a market-based solution for scaling residential and commercial energy efficiency retrofits. She has also advised clean tech and community-oriented technology start-ups.
Prior to starting Causemopolis, the majority of her career has been spent working in non-profit management and international development, developing holistic and sustainable water and sanitation programs alongside small businesses in the Global South. In that capacity, Elizabeth has managed public-private partnerships, facilitated multi-stakeholder trainings, and managed and implemented programs in the field along side non-profit fundraising and management. As Director of Communication and Marketing, she educated a broad range of audiences about the social, environmental, and economic importance of safe water and sanitation. Her communication savvy and fundraising expertise directly contributed to tripling the organization’s bottom line over a four year time period.
Domestically, she has also worked on sustainable economic development, analyzing the impact of recent green manufacturing and green building trends on jobs, small businesses, and urban sustainability in Los Angeles.
Elizabeth holds an MA in Urban Planning from the University of California Los Angeles, where she co-founded the Graduate Leaders in Sustainability Certificate program and was one of the first professionals to graduate with the recognition, and a BA in Political Science-International Relations. She loves to travel, experience cities, and has lived in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
For her, sheperding Hub LA into existence is the ultimate in creating sustainable urban infrastructure suited to tackle the global problems faced today. And she says it with a big smile on her face. . .