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Liz Bowman, MSc

Director of Finance

Liz serves as SARSEF’s Director of Finance where she enjoys using data to help inform SARSEF’s strategic direction. 

Liz began her own scientific career as a SARSEF participant in the third grade, and repeat participation led to international recognition resulting in over $260,000 in prizes by the time she graduated high school. The research experience SARSEF provided Liz led to her Master’s degree in Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology from the University of St. Andrews, and career highlights including serving as a Researcher for Koko the signing gorilla and conducting antibody research at Roche Tissue Diagnostics.

Liz became SARSEF’s first full-time employee in 2013, and has served in many roles including Director of Reseach, Deputy Director, and CEO in the intervening years to give back to the organization that gave her so much. An advocate for equal opportunity in STEM education, Liz has been recognized with honors such as Tucson Hispanic Chamber’s 40 Under 40, Women of Influence Education Champion, Greater Tucson Leadership 2016, WISE’s Award for Excellence in K-12 STEM Diversity, and membership in Charter 100 Arizona.