Lizz grew up in the Pacific Northwest where she spent her days learning, crafting, designing and making. Her longtime love of textiles and sewing led her to New York where she pursued an education in Textile Development and Marketing and Accessories Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
During her first job after graduating she discovered her love of hardware engineering and further focused her career towards a hardware specific role. A little over two years after graduating, she landed her dream job as a hardware developer at Coach and spent several years developing hardware, traveling overseas to work with hardware suppliers and ultimately trained herself in Rhino 3D. Since working in 3D software, she has been able to fully realize her love of conceptualizing and engineering hardware for fashion accessories. Lizz currently oversees a small team responsible for the technical design and 3D prototyping of hardware and jewelry for the brands under Tapestry (formerly Coach, Inc.)
In her free time, Lizz speaks at events focused on 3D printing and women in tech. She also has created and taught 3D modeling workshops through organizations like TechGirlz and Girls Who Code. She feels that it is her responsibility to share her knowledge about 3D modeling with others who have not yet been exposed to this emerging technology. Lizz says, "While I feel so lucky to be able to share my love of this technology and the industry, I'm also hopeful that my workshops help to ignite a spark in a young woman that leads them to pursue a career in technology, whether it be from a technical or a design perspective."
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