The Office of Innovation Commercialization

Lizzie Biddle

Originally from Quakertown, Pennsylvania, Lizzie first came to Greensboro to study at Guilford College where she earned her B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies and Sociology. After graduation, she spent a year as a Program Assistant at the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), a Quaker Peace Lobby in Washington DC. Lizzie joined the CNNC as an AmeriCorps ACCESS Member as the Volunteer Coordinator in the fall of 2010. After two years as the CNNC Volunteer Coordinator, Lizzie worked with Maha Elobeid and later Brianna Higgins to run the three Community Center sites. In the summer of 2017, Lizzie moved into a new role at the CNNC strengthening and developing the CNNC’s communications and fundraising efforts. Through her work, Lizzie lives out her passion for serving immigrants and refugees, educating the broader community on challenges newcomer communities face, and working toward the integration of newcomers with equity and a sense of justice.  In May of 2018, she graduated from UNCG with a Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies. She has traveled extensively internationally, including visiting three refugee situations in Thailand, Rwanda, and the West Bank. Lizzie enjoys doing Zumba and is active in local anti-racism efforts.