Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley is the Assistant Director for Special Initiatives. She is an alumnus of Virginia Tech’s Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) program and is now a faculty member with the program focusing on student career development and independent studies. Prior to joining CLiGS, she was an instructor with Fairfax County Public Schools where she taught IB Environmental Systems and Societies, an interdisciplinary, college-level course that addresses a wide range of environmental issues from a systems perspective. Previously, she worked as an environmental economist at SAIC, where she conducted cost-benefit analyses for the EPA’s storm water and drinking water programs. Elizabeth also holds a B.A. in Economics from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Maryland.


  • Engagement Practices
  • Systems Thinking