Elizabeth Maxwell is a writer, producer, researcher, and hopelessly optimistic human being. Born into a family of jazz musicians in New Orleans, Elizabeth has a double undergraduate degree from Louisiana Scholars’ College in Humanities/Social Thought and Theatre/Dance. For 3 years, she ran the year-round national event series for SOCAP, the industry’s leading conference on the social capital markets and impact investing. She is also the Chief Dot Connector with the people-powered, non-governmental U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, current board member and former Artist Director of the international Art Monastery Project, and an active part of the Impact Hub network for social innovators. Recently moved back home to New Orleans, Liz can most frequently be found somewhere between progressive convenings, daytime dance parties, and scheming about strategic coalitions amongst social movements.