Elizabeth grew up in Milwaukee in a neighborhood framed by the Milwaukee Brewers stadium, the Miller Brewing Company headquarters, and a tree-lined river parkway that flowed its way to Lake Michigan. She relished the uniqueness of her hometown—its iconic brands, the natural spaces along the river that quietly connected neighbors, the sense of community—and how the intersection of these elements created a home. Seeing these elements at work, she realized what could be done to make communities stronger, welcoming, and more dynamic.

As a senior consultant at PSC, Elizabeth focuses on cultivating sustainable economies and strengthening communities for the talent and economics team. Beyond this, she flexes her expertise in natural resource management and policy for the firm’s energy and environment practice. Elizabeth applies her unique set of skills to advance placemaking initiatives and community development planning. She also conducts research, analyzes data, and writes reports and strategy documents across many of the firm’s focus areas.

Before joining PSC, Elizabeth served as both the deputy director and program manager for the Huron River Watershed Council. While there, she forged strategic partnerships, secured funding for work on emerging issues, such as dam removal and nutrient pollution, and led the process that secured federal designation of the Huron River Water Trail as the country’s 18th National Water Trail.

Email: eriggs@publicsectorconsultants.com

A Little More…

Education: BA in English and Environmental Studies from Lawrence University and an MS in Natural Resource Management and Policy from the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan

With PSC since: September 2019

PSC superpower: Seeing the forest and the trees

Favorite part of working at PSC: Igniting innovation, upholding integrity, sharing joy, and pursuing excellence

Why Michigan? Four of the five Great Lakes prefer Michigan