Associate in Research


Elizabeth Towell holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business focused on Strategy and Social Entrepreneurship and a B.A. in Economics and Anthropology from William & Mary. At Fuqua, Elizabeth led the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship’s CASE fellows program and was co-president of Fuqua’s Food & Agriculture Club. Before Fuqua, Elizabeth was a strategy and analytics consultant in Deloitte Consulting’s Government and Public Services practice, where she supported leaders of federal agencies as they improved their services to citizens and stakeholders. At William & Mary, she focused on the intersection of economics and anthropology in equity and food systems. Her past research focuses on the economics of farmers markets and the economic and sociocultural factors influencing the consumption/saving tradeoff.

Elizabeth is currently supporting a range of projects at the World Food Policy Center, including the CIP food systems case study, Power and Privilege in Food Systems concept paper, and the Innovation for Liberation Food Justice Think Tank.