Liz is a professional geologist and a rigorous optimist with a commitment to delivering positive social and environmental outcomes in natural resource development. As a former oil and gas geologist, Liz spotted the potential and natural fit for both geothermal and lithium in Alberta as parallel industries with environmental and economic benefits. Since then, Liz has been directly involved in the development of many different natural resource projects and technologies that are essential to our desired energy future. As a VP at E3 Metals Corp, and as a consultant at many large and small energy enterprises, Liz managed geoscience portfolios and corporate affairs duties such as stakeholder engagement, government relations, fundraising and marketing. She has also worked with a variety of external stakeholders and partners across the energy system, including within the Energy Futures Lab where she worked with the Fellowship to expand Alberta’s lithium industry. As a volunteer Director of both the Battery Metals Association of Canada and Decentralized Energy Canada, Liz is working to enable industries that are vital to a thriving Canadian energy system. Liz was honoured to receive a 2017 Young Women in Energy (YWE) Award for challenging the status quo in energy, and she is excited to be earning her EMBA with a specialty in social enterprise from the University of Fredericton.