Elizabeth Liedel is a joint degree candidate at Duke University, pursuing an MBA at the Fuqua School of Business and a Master of Environmental Management at the Nicholas School for the Environment. She is on the Executive Committee of the Duke Microfinance Leadership Initiative and is active in Fuqua's Net Impact chapter, the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club, and the Association of Women in Business. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group (AIDG), a Boston-based non-profit that incubates small businesses which manufacture green technologies to improve access to clean water, sanitation and renewable energy for the global poor. Prior to returning to school, Elizabeth worked in major gifts fundraising for Combined Jewish Philanthropies. She has a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Smith College, where she has also served on the Board of Trustees.