Liz Vance

  • Program Director, Systems Change for Workforce Development
  • United States

Liz brings over 10 years of development work experience in marginalized communities in Mexico and the United States. Currently, she is working on programs that take a systems change approach to improving the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system in Mexico. This work has moved policy to institutionalize practices at the state and national levels and resulted in important improvements for youth, including drop-out reduction and increased employment rates and salaries. Prior to joining IYF, Liz was a Mexico-based community development consultant with Hispanics in Philanthropy, TetraTech’s Community Life and Citizenship Program, ByHand Consulting, and Youth UpRising. Liz moved to Mexico to serve as the Associate Director of Crea Comunidades de Emprendedores A.C., a Mexican nonprofit that helps marginalized women micro-entrepreneurs grow and consolidate their businesses. Liz has a Master of Science in Development Management from the London School of Economics and holds bachelor’s degrees in development studies, geography, and education from the University of California Berkeley. Outside of work you will find her in the mountains, on the dance floor, or with her nose in a book.

Facts About Liz Vance
  • Languages: Spanish, English
  • Country of birth USA
  • Hobbies: Rock climbing, biking, hiking