Mrs. Liz Washburn
Liz graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Biology. While an undergraduate, Liz was a research assistant, examining the effects of hydrogen sulfide on native plants found in the Puget Sound to determine resilience responses and thresholds for these species. Liz also competed on the varsity women's rowing team. Since then, Liz has pursued various endeavors in the Northeast: competing with a high-performance rowing group in Vermont (along with Parker Washburn!), working as a youth rowing coach in New York, and working in the Emergency Room at Waterbury Hospital. Just before coming to Taft, Liz was working with the Nature Conservancy in New Milford, CT, helping manage one of the Connecticut Chapter's flagships preserves, Sunny Valley Preserve. In her spare time, Liz is pursuing a graduate degree through the University of Arizona Master's of Public Health program in Applied Epidemiology and volunteers as ski patrol at various ski areas in Connecticut. She lives on HDT3 with her husband and dog, Finley.