Elizabeth Collins

Elizabeth  Collins
  • MPP Student
  • Department of Political Science


Elizabeth completed her undergraduate studies at Michigan State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 2008.  Elizabeth completed her post bachelor’s teaching certification program at Michigan State University in 2009 and earned her Michigan teaching certification in the subject areas of English and history.  Elizabeth earned a Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis on technology and learning and working with students with disabilities from Michigan State University in 2013.

Elizabeth entered the MPP program in the fall of 2019.  Her policy and research interests include two areas: Education and Culture and Society, specifically Civil Rights.  Prior to entering the MPP program, Elizabeth has worked as an educator in Michigan and currently works as an Education Consultant at the Michigan Department of Education.  Elizabeth serves on the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity’s (NAPE) Public Policy and Advocacy Committee.

Elizabeth was raised in the Lansing, Michigan area, is married with two children and confesses that between working full-time, attending school, and being a wife and mother there is not much spare time!  However, when she does have some free time, she likes to spend it with her family at home riding quads and having bonfires or travelling throughout her beautiful home state.

Elizabeth expects to complete the program in the summer of 2021 and after graduation hopes to pursue policy work that intersects Education and Civil Rights. Her LinkedIn account can be found here.