Alizabeth Aramowicz Smith '90 majored in psychology and minored in Biology. At Earlham, she was active in the music program, Amnesty International, international awareness programs, and participated in Earlham’s Kenya Program.
After Earlham, Alizabeth earned her MPA in 1992 from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, with a dual concentration in Environmental Natural Resource Management and Environmental Policy Analysis. Her professional career has taken her from the U.S. Department of Energy to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Environmental Sciences Division in Oak Ridge, Tenn, where she met her husband, Ian Smith, current director of facilities at Earlham. Moving on from ORNL, Alizabeth became the first associate director of facilities for environmental health and safety compliance and sustainability for Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont.
In 2000, Alizabeth and her husband moved to Emma Willard School in Troy, New York with their newborn son. Alizabeth coached the speech and debate team and for five years and was a college counselor for the school. She became an executive committee member of the board of trustees for the Susan Odell Taylor School in Troy, N.Y., and expanded her knowledge of independent school operations and administration.
In 2007, she returned to her environmental consulting roots and has since been a Senior Environmental consultant for Antea Group USA, working on global compliance and sustainability programs for global midcap companies.
In August 2011, Alizabethand her family left Troy, N.Y., and moved to Richmond, where they live in the historic Reeveston neighborhood. She and her family participate actively in West Richmond Friends meeting. She began serving on the Richmond Community Schools Superindent’s Parent Advisory Council in 2011, and joined the Board of the Richmond Friends School in 2013.
Alizabeth began her term on the Alumni Council in 2013, and she is currently part of the Campus Affairs Committee.