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Jurisdiction: Hyde County

University: Davidson College

Hometown: Arden, NC

After studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Barcelona, and Cape Town on a program focusing on urban social movements, Elizabeth became interested in urban and regional planning as a mechanism for pursuing social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Elizabeth graduated from Davidson College in May 2020 with a BA in environmental studies and a minor in anthropology. Elizabeth was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honor society and participated in student radio during her time at Davidson. From July 2020 to June 2021, she served as the Davidson Impact Fellow for the Arts & Science Council in Charlotte, NC.


Blog Posts

Water, Water Everywhere

by Elizabeth Miller

  Over the past few months, I have been administering a grant for urgent housing repairs to low-income households in Hyde County. I took over the project in late August from the previous grant administrator, who left the county before I began my fellowship. When she left, virtually all internal …


Fig Season

by Elizabeth Miller

On my first day of work in Hyde County, I learned of the annual fig festival held on Ocracoke, an island in the Outer Banks within the jurisdiction. Later that week, the county manager brought figs to share in the office and fixed a dish of warm figs, goat cheese, …