Elizabeth Wallace

Elizabeth Wallace

MS/MBA Candidate
School for Environment and Sustainability and the Ross School of Business
University of Michigan

Elizabeth is a joint MS/MBA Candidate at the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute, a collaboration between the School for Environment and Sustainability and the Ross School of Business. Focusing on the intersection of community development, social justice, and the environment, Elizabeth plans to leverage her business skillset to help nonprofits and/or local city government in Detroit run more effectively and efficiently so that they can better serve more people. 
 
Her graduate studies focus on environmental justice, environmental policy and planning, and leading organizations through sustainable business practices. This includes project work and research such as: developing a financial model for a comprehensive energy efficiency and weatherization program for low-income Detroit homeowners with EcoWorks Detroit; research on water affordability and housing conditions in Detroit; supporting Walker-Miller, a local energy efficiency services company, through the B-Corporation certification process; developing the business model and financial documents for a new Wood Sustainability Program in Detroit, that will repurpose wood that would otherwise be discarded to build home goods, as a job training program; and interning with WWF/SBTi and the City of Detroit’s Office of Sustainability. 
 
Elizabeth holds a BBA/BA in Spanish from the University of Michigan and has a professional background in management consulting, focused on future of mobility and smart cities.