Liz Riggs

Project/Program Coordinator

As a Chicago native (go Cubs!), Liz has spent close to ten years residing in both St. Louis City and currently in the Metro East. While here, she has come to find out that she loves Ted Drewes ice cream, gooey butter cake, the St. Louis Zoo and that the weather in St. Louis is just as unpredictable as in Chicago.

Liz received her bachelor’s in Psychology and Sociology at Illinois Wesleyan University and her master’s in School Counseling at St. Louis University. While in St. Louis, she has spent the majority of her professional career working with diverse populations. From both personal and professional experiences, Liz understands the importance of education to improve one’s quality of life and the adversity that certain groups face in the educational system. She has spent a number of years in the special education classroom and the past three years as an elementary school counselor in North County. Her focus and passion has always been to work and foster resiliency with underrepresented populations in the educational setting.

Liz is looking forward to using her experiences from working with the K-12 student populations to now supporting diverse higher education learners at Washington University School of Medicine. She is also excited at the prospect of growing both professionally and to support the continued efforts of the Office of Diversity Programs. Even though she is currently working behind the scenes in the ODP; Liz continues her work as an educator by teaching beginning ESL (English as a Second Language) to adult learners residing in West County.