Ms. Elizabeth (Liz) Rose, a second-year student pursuing a master’s degree in sustainable urban planning at The George Washington University, has been selected for the prestigious Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program. Participants in the fifth cohort of the program were chosen from among many outstanding applicants on the basis of a highly selective evaluation process.
This program supports learning and sharing about health and real estate among graduate students and ULI members. In addition to being matched with a ULI full member mentor based on professional interests, participants are given the opportunity to attend the ULI Spring and Fall membership meetings, where they will attend product council meetings and experience health-focused programming alongside their mentors.
While receiving a bachelor of science degree in mathematical economics from Gettysburg College, she gained a curiosity about economic development and environmental justice, leaving with the biggest question on her mind: how can cities and neighborhoods foster economic development while minimizing resident displacement? She believes that sustainability and equity are critical components of urban planning and public health, and is thriving at GW, where these values are interwoven into each course.
Rose is an analyst at CPower Energy Management where she engages in the Social Sustainability Club by coordinating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, and leading a leadership book club. She also works under GW professor Rachael Jonassen as a research assistant, building extensive knowledge on carbon offsets. Her current research focuses on emission mitigation strategies and modeling how small to medium sized Asian cities can develop individual climate-informed investment plans.
Her future goal is to concentrate on affordable housing, equitable economic development, and environmental justice to build more sustainable communities. Rose is an outdoors enthusiast who enjoys backpacking and kayaking. In her spare time, she can be found running, lifting weights at the gym, or attending live music events.
To find out more about the program, visit www.uli.org/healthmentors.