Liz graduated from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina with her degree in Classics and a minor in Mathematics. She was involved in the Music Department, taking piano lessons and playing violin with the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra. She was also active in Catholic Campus Ministry and volunteered with a local high school and a nearby community garden. Her Jesuit high school education inspired her to devote a year to service after college.

Liz ministers at Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly in Chicago, where she accompanies isolated and lonely elders. She shares community with Sinsinawa Dominicans at the House of Connections.