Elizabeth Brenner earned her Bachelors of Science degree in nursing from the University of Michigan. She holds a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Illinois, with a specialty in maternal child health, as well as a Master’s of Fine Arts from Hamline University, with an emphasis in creative non-fiction.
Student safety advocate, blogger and co-founder of Protect Students Abroad, Elizabeth testified before the Minnesota Senate in 2014, leading to the passage of the nation’s first statewide study abroad transparency bill.
Elizabeth has been a presenter at Stetson University’s Law and Higher Education conference and the Forum on Education Abroad’s Standards of Good Practice Institute. In 2017, she was the subject of an AP Wire print and video story, “When study abroad ends in death, parents find few answers.” In addition to AP Wire, Elizabeth has been interviewed by the New York Times, Newsweek Magazine, Inside Higher Ed, 11Alive-Atlanta, and others. In 2018, the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) named Elizabeth an ASIRT Road Safety Champion.