Liz comes to GFI with a strong background in communications, both as a communications professional and as an ethnographer of digital media. Prior to joining GFI, Liz was the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Missouri Botanical Garden where she led a team of writers, editors, designers, PR professionals, and videographers to deliver meaningful stories about the institution’s plant science and sustainability work around the globe. Liz holds a PhD in anthropology from the University of Virginia, and a BA in anthropology from Grinnell College. She has been involved in the locavore food scene in her native St. Louis for many years and co-authored a book on the topic: Missouri Harvest: A Guide to Growers and Producers in the Show-Me State. This involvement also extends to her love of foraging local morel mushroom each spring (but don’t ask her to share the location — no self-respecting morel forager would do that…).