Board Member since March 2012, Eliza joined CLA as Interim Executive Director in May 2018, and Executive Director in September 2018. Most recently, she worked as an environmental non-profit consultant and an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University, teaching Environmental Law. Prior to that, she worked for a public-interest law firm, Lawyers for Clean Water, representing California Waterkeepers in their lawsuits against polluters. In 2004, she founded the Magdalena BAYKEEPER in Baja California Sur, Mexico. In 2006, Eliza founded Baltimore Harbor WATERKEEPER and served as the Executive Director and Waterkeeper until 2012, when she shepherded the organization through a five-way merger into what is now Blue Water Baltimore. She is currently a member of the California and Maryland Bars. Eliza holds a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Bucknell University.