Elizabeth Holcombe graduated from Vanderbilt University with a double major in Political Science and Spanish in 2008. After teaching elementary school in Atlanta with Teach for America, she moved to New York City to pursue a Master’s degree in Politics and Education at Teachers College. Upon completing her Master’s degree in 2011, Elizabeth began working at Mercy College. Elizabeth managed several programs at Mercy, including a college access partnership, an academic advising and mentoring program, and a new co- and extra-curricular assessment initiative within the Division of Student Affairs. Currently, Elizabeth is pursuing her PhD in Urban Education Policy with a focus on Higher Education.