Liz slings code for the Voting Information Project and is excited to use her powers to advance democracy. Before joining Democracy Works, she worked on a database of influential players in business and government, which was perfect because she likes a big messy data set. She is also a children's book illustrator with three books out, including one about a bear with thwarted water ballet ambitions. Liz hails from New Jersey and Maryland, and has a bachelor's degree in geophysics from Brown University and a master's in illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She lives in Brooklyn with her family. In her scraps of free time, she likes to swim, ride a bike, and play strategy board games.