Elizabeth is a homeschooled student who has been at Compass since its opening at 2012. She takes AP and honors-level classes at Compass and is dual enrolled at George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community college. Elizabeth’s responsibilities at Compass include set-up, logistics, equipment, procurement, and graphic design. She manages Compass’s audiovisual, computer/technological, and
equipment maintenance challenges. Her passion and areas of specialty include physics, astronomy, and aerospace engineering. She intends to major in aerospace engineering in college after which she hopes to become involved in the design of propulsion systems for spacecraft. Elizabeth currently serves as an Explainer at the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center, and she formerly interned with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center performing research in x-ray astrophysics. Elizabeth is a past president of the Alpha Rho Homeschool Honor Society. She is a member of the Compass Astronomy Club, the Compass Mock Trial team and Editor-in-Chief of the Collaborative newspaper staff. She is also an accomplished artist who draws commissioned pet portraits.