Elizabeth Feustel shares her background and connection to our local community.
I have lived in Jacksonville for most of my life, and am a proud product of the Duval County Public School System. I am currently in a Dual-Degree program at Florida Coastal School of Law and Jacksonville University, seeking my J.D. and Masters in Public Policy. In 2012, I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from JU. Throughout my time at JU and Florida Coastal, I have actively participated in many organizations, and am currently serving at the Vice President of the JU Graduate Students Association. Throughout high school and college, I was a volunteer at one of my favorite places in the world - the Jacksonville Public Library, which I frequent every summer. I have spent my last three summers teaching Reading classes for the Institute of Reading Development, as well as tutoring during the school year. I love helping my students achieve and exceed their goals. In my free time, I enjoy going to Hanna Park or Dogwood with my boyfriend, Justin, and our lab-pit mix, Riley. I also cannot wait for football season to start, so I can break out my black and teal – Go Jags!
I have a passion for policy, education, and economics. I am excited to learn about the policy process first-hand, while supporting the school system that made me. While at the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, I hope to learn advocacy skills, and new research techniques. I am also excited to learn more about Jacksonville’s education community, and connect with local leaders in an impactful way.
I move public education forward by engaging with students and parents in and out of the classroom, and conducting meaningful personal and professional research.