Elizabeth Zalanga is a student majoring in global studies with a minor in sustainability studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She is passionate about social justice issues and actively serves on the Boards’ and Committees’ of several nonprofit organizations in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area that work to reduce disparities faced by youth from traditionally underserved and underrepresented backgrounds. Elizabeth was recently named an Emerging City Champion by "8 80 Cities", a Women’s Foundation of Minnesota (WFMN) Innovator, is a United State of Women Ambassador (USOW), and served as a U.S. delegate to the 2018 Youth 20 (Y20) Summit and the G(irls)20 Summit in Argentina.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS