Elizabeth (Liz) Cantú is program manager for underserved youth in Arizona State University (ASU) Office of Entrepreneurship + Innovation where she provides leadership and direction for entrepreneurship education programs and serves as liaison between contributors. In her role she coordinates and supervises entrepreneurship education projects for Latino/a community college students, professional development for high school teachers, and innovation challenge competitions for high school and community college students.
Liz received her Ph.D. in communication from ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, and her M.A. in communication and B.A. in journalism and political science from Texas A&M University. Growing up on the U.S.-Mexico border has encouraged Liz to explore the richness, complexities, and diversity of the borderlands to serve communities and encourage innovative problem solving. She serves in leadership roles within organizations, such as ASU DREAMzonze, focused on educational access and equity, (im)migrant rights, and the creation of supportive ally networks for underserved student populations in higher education.