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Lizz Elvira

Administrative Assistant, Event Coordinator

Vice President, Professional Staff Council

Lizz Elvira has been an administrator, educator and fight director for over 12 years. Born in the Hudson Valley, Lizz majored in Theatre Arts and Literature at SUNY New Paltz. After graduation, she moved to Berkeley, California for an Education Administration Fellowship at Berkeley Repertory Theater. Following this life altering experience, Lizz stayed in California as an arts administrator, theater teacher, coach and fight director/stage combat instructor for organizations including Berkeley Repertory Theater, Berkeley Playhouse, Crowded Fire Theater and the American Conservatory Theater. When not at Purchase College, Lizz is pursuing her Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at Stony Brook University, with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. In addition to her work in the Humanities Department, Lizz is also a staff success mentor for Purchase’s Student Success Program and provides administrative support for the Strategic Planning and Assessment committee. 

Professional Development Activities

Public Speaking Workshop

Tell Your Story Workshops (1&2)