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Hello, and welcome!

At my core, I am a people-person, and I value authentically engaging with others to create a space for vulnerability and growth. With a passion to work in social justice, I understand the intricacies of navigating the intersection of politics, advocacy, and leading an organization. My philosophy is to balance compassion and innovation with quantitative methods to elevate grassroots movements and work alongside community leaders in making the distribution of knowledge and resources equitable.

My name is Liz. It's nice to meet you!

Before we dive into all the details, let's start with the basics: My name is Liz Hoornstra and I am a senior at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. I am majoring in Organizational Studies with dual minors in Community Action & Social Change, as well as Education for Empowerment.

From the time I was in Kindergarten I was told I should aspire to be a teacher. While I never felt I fit into the role, pieces stuck with me: my love of working with people, connecting individuals to new information and skills, and using assessment to inform growth and spark innovation. Thus, it made perfect sense to combine a study of people, community organizing, and education to prepare for a career in social impact!

In my freetime I am an avid reader, enjoy exploring new places, and keep busy (and full) cooking with friends and family. A Michigan native, I enjoy spending time in nature and do so often with my pet goats!

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