Elizabeth Kizer’s path to teaching at Arizona State University started back in high school. Her parents expected her to work after graduating, just like they did, and not go to college.
“I had friends in high school that were going to college and I thought, ‘I have the same grades as those people. I don't see why I shouldn't be able to go to college. I think I can do it,’" Kizer said.
Kizer started off attending community college, then transferred to ASU where she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in sociology. It was there she realized she wanted to work in public service. “I wanted to make a difference in the world and work with the community,” Kizer said.