Elizabeth was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee. She lived and worked for 15 years in Indiana and the mid-west exhibiting her visual art work regionally and nationally. Elizabeth worked and taught at Purdue University, Western Carolina University, St. Joseph's College, and Alvin Community College. She currently lives and works in Houston, Texas where she works as the Art and Design Specialist at Houston Community College. In addition, she continues studio practice, exhibiting her work, and teaching in the greater Houston community and in Texas. Elizabeth received her BA from Purdue University and MFA from the University of North Carolina Greensboro in studio art.