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Lizz Elvira

Humanities Faculty Assistant

Secretary, Professional Staff Council

Lizz Elvira has been an administrator, educator and fight director for over 9 years. Born in the Hudson Valley, Lizz majored in Theatre Arts and English 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. She also volunteers for the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, works at her family’s restaurant, acts and plays the guitar. In addition to her work in the Humanities Department, Lizz is also a staff success mentor for Purchase’s Student Success Program and serves on the Professional Staff Council. 

Professional Development Activities

Public Speaking Workshop