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Liz is a Programme Manager in the Centre for Challenge Prizes, working on the European Social Innovation Competition, the Fall Armyworm Data Prize, and a range of other projects and prizes.

Liz's experience spans the private and social impact sectors and she began her career working in Canada’s financial sector, covering aerospace and defense equities. Later, Liz worked in venture capital, focusing on investments that made an impact to society and the environment. International development has been part of Liz’s career path as well and she has lived in both Egypt and Kenya. Immediately preceding her role at Nesta, Liz spent two years running projects that helped social organisations in the UK better understand and enhance their impact.

She holds a Masters degree in Social Policy Research from the London School of Economics and Political Science as well as a Bachelors of Commerce (finance) from the University of British Columbia.

Liz is a curious type, acquiring new hobbies so frequently that she never has time to get good at any of them. Recent additions include: improv, life drawing, sourdough bread making, and tai chi.