Elizabeth Ryan leads research content development and communications for NAEM. Prior to joining the organization in 2010, she was a multimedia journalist focused on housing policy, food systems, urban sustainability and cultural trends.
She began her career as a strategic brand planner for advertising, where she helped clients stay ahead of the curve on emerging issues. Her interest in sustainability began in 2005, when she developed a cradle-to-cradle concept for a major automotive manufacturer.
She holds a Masters degree in Journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern and lives in Baltimore with her husband and two boys. During her free time, she enjoys renovating houses and transforming her yard into a haven for pollinators.