Saturday, November 30, 2013

Our New Program Manager!

Meet Elizabeth, our new Program Manager!

An avid vegan food and puppy enthusiast, Elizabeth was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina to active-duty military personnel. Her parents were often relocated on account of military assignment and in consequence, Elizabeth developed a knack for cultural adaptability that engendered a love of language and travel. 

With Rocky Mountain adventure in mind, she chose to attend the University of Montana, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and studying abroad in Spain and Mexico. After graduation, Elizabeth returned to North Carolina to work as a Registered Tax Return Preparer for the family business to gain “real world” experience. She took advantage of her fluency in Spanish by assisting the area's expanding Hispanic population with tax preparation and diversifying the firm's client base. In her free time, she interned for a Superior Court Judge and assisted with Spanish interpretation.

After two years of this intensive accumulation of experience, Elizabeth returned to Montana to continue developing marketable skills by pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration. Presently, Elizabeth hopes to creatively and effectively combine her various interests and carve out a niche for herself in today's business milieu. While completing her undergraduate degree, Elizabeth lived in the University District as well as on campus and other UM housing. She understands the challenges student renters face when learning how to maintain and share a house with roommates for the first time. Furthermore, after assisting her grandmother with the management of rentals, Elizabeth recognizes the unique challenges homeowners encounter in their interaction with renters. Through the ASUM Off-Campus Renter Center and Neighborhood Ambassadors Program, Elizabeth intends to put her experiences to good use in order to foster positive relationships between renter and homeowner.

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