Elizabeth Ul is Program Assistant for The Smidt Foundation. A priority area of focus of her work is support for the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools team in its vital efforts to help uplift our country’s high school skilled trades programs, conducting research and outreach to other foundations and like-minded partners. She brings to the team her passion of having worked closely with foster youth and opportunity youth, drawn from varied experience with TRIO Upward Bound, California Youth Connection, and the Coalition for Responsible Community Development at LA Trade Tech, a local community college. In her most recent work at Larta Institute, she created commercialization programming for entrepreneurs in the agricultural tech sector under a grant from the USDA.
Elizabeth earned her Master of Social Welfare (MSW) from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and holds a BA in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.