Liz Laribee is an Educator with Smithsonian Libraries. She holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from University of Maryland, with a specialization in Diversity and Inclusion. Before moving to the DC area in 2016, Liz had launched The MakeSpace Arts Collective, Sprocket Mural Arts, and DCBA Lawyers for the Arts in Harrisburg, PA. While there, she was granted the Spectrum Arts Award, the YWCA Emerging Leader Award, and the title of Artist in Residency for the City of Harrisburg. She has taught writing and art-making to children in and out of the classroom for fifteen years, and she has used that experience in helping shape interdisciplinary programs for young audiences though Smithsonian Libraries. She lives in Northern Virginia, happily.