A native of Austin, Elizabeth Henna has lived in the Boulder area since 2003. She holds a BA in history from Williams College and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Her professional experience includes positions in the governmental and nonprofit sectors. In Washington, DC, she served on the staff of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and as legislative director for U.S. Representative Sam Coppersmith. In Budapest and Vilnius, she volunteered for U.S. Agency for International Development programs supporting nonprofit organizations in the new democracies of Eastern Europe. Fulfilling her dream of living in Colorado, she moved to Denver in 1998. There she served on the board of the Association of Volunteers for the Children’s Hospital of Denver and worked as assistant director of a charity providing dental care for uninsured children. She has been an active volunteer at Friends School since her daughter, Charlotte Commons, enrolled in preschool in 2008. Her son, James, entered first grade at Friends in 2009. She and her husband, Tim, are extremely grateful for the school’s strong community of lifelong learners and supportive friends.