Elizabeth Stifel ‘24 was born in South Africa and lived in Madagascar and Ethiopia when she was younger. Before coming to Notre Dame, she spent a gap year in Senegal with the Kennedy Lugar YES Abroad Program where she lived with a host family, went to a local lycée, and volunteered with community organizations. In the summer of 2021, she joined an AmeriCorps conservation program in Oregon. These experiences guided Stifel’s interest in the intersection of conservation, international development and policy. Since beginning college she has sought out different opportunities, including interning with a national non-partisan news source, a South Bend community organizing group, the US Embassy in Dakar, researching housing policies with the Notre Dame Student Policy Network, and acting as a research assistant with the COVID Border Accountability Program. She is excited to learn new skills and build on her beginner experiences with Excel, Stata, and literary analysis.
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2023 - Phi Beta Kappa Key into Public Service Scholarship; the Phi Beta Kappa Society is a leading national advocate for the value of arts and sciences education.
Junior Lizzie Stifel named 2023 Phi Beta Kappa Key into Public Service Scholar
May 1, 2023
University of Notre Dame junior and Kellogg Developing Junior Lizzie Stifel, of Easton, Pennsylvania, has been named a 2023 Phi Beta Kappa Key into Public Service Scholar. She is the University’s fourth Key into Public Service scholar since the program was established in 2020.
Pandemic Pivot: Shiraef Leads Team of Scholars Studying Whether Border Closures Affected COVID-19’s Spread
May 10, 2022
When the COVID-19 pandemic suddenly halted international travel, Mary Shiraef’s fieldwork plan to investigate the outcomes of communist-era border policies in Albania was postponed indefinitely. So she pivoted.