Elizabeth is a three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and has twice been honored by the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation. She received a BA in English from Wellesley, a PhD in arts education from Stanford University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship for the National Writing Project at UC Berkeley.
Elizabeth was born just outside of Boston to an immigrant Jewish father and a converted Irish Catholic mother. When she was 21, despite never having been any further west than Pennsylvania, she bought a one-way ticket to San Francisco, and has never quite found her way back. She now lives in Northern California with her husband, their three children, and an eight-year-old tabby who is as doted upon as he is neurotic.