Elizabeth Stephens | Project Associate
Elizabeth is an education professional with over a decade of diverse experience. She is passionate about helping to design and facilitate transformational and empowering educational opportunities for youth and families. Elizabeth began her career as a teacher in Texas on the US/Mexico border in one of the lowest-income districts in the country. She has developed learner-centered workshop curriculum for the ACLU of Texas and the Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (Center for Migrant Rights) in Mexico City and contributed to a ground-breaking multi-national environmental education curriculum through EcoRise Youth Innovations. In 2012, Elizabeth helped to co-found a public charter school in east Austin with a college access mission for the city’s historically underserved youth and, as the school’s Dean of Instruction, she worked to set an innovative instructional vision for the school. Elizabeth earned her undergraduate degree in English and Political Science from Rice University. She also holds an MA in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University.
Why were you compelled to join the 2Rev team?
2Revolutions is truly a design laboratory. It's also a place the puts people first. While I had some exposure to various innovations in education previously, they often seemed to me to be tinkering around the edges of a flawed system. 2Rev is an organization that is always learning, always pushing forward towards the future of education, while simultaneously developing relational trust with the partners we support. It's this willingness to question, experiment, test, and question again, coupled with an understanding that all new adventuring is built upon strong, positive relationships, that makes 2Rev highly effective and a wonderful place to work.
What excites you about your ongoing role in education transformation?
What excites me about the work that 2Rev does is the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of rethinking, redesigning, and transforming our outmoded systems of education. I am very idealistic about the power of education to shape lives and the more intentional, creative, and forward-thinking we can be about what that education should do and be, the better we will serve our students today and tomorrow.