Elizabeth O’Connor is originally from Long Island, New York and is excited to be included in the inaugural class of Legislative Fellows. As an undergraduate, she attended Manhattan College, where she studied government, international studies, and economics. While at Manhattan College, she had the opportunity to study abroad at Trinity University in Dublin, Ireland. This time away ignited her passion for travel, particularly backpacking.

Following her undergraduate career, Elizabeth chose to attend the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University for a Master of Public Service and Administration. There, she focused her studies on public policy analysis and public management in a state government context. While at the Bush School, she had the opportunity to spend a summer in Wales, UK with the Wales Centre for Public Policy as a visiting fellow.

In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys fishing, teaching her rescue dog new tricks, and planning her next trip.