“Lizzy lizzard”- that’s the nickname Liz’s brothers, Rob and Chris, used to tease her with. Now, a PhD student at Harvard University, Lizzard is studying the genes and pathways that lead to cancer initiation, progression and metastasis.
“I was in the 7th grade when I told my parents I wanted to be a biochemist– where I even heard that word I couldn’t tell you.” Wherever the idea came from it stuck- Liz is a scientist. She studied biochemistry at Boston College, went on to pursue a Master’s degree in chemistry at the University of Cambridge in England and is now working on her PhD at Harvard.
Despite having an amazing experience, Liz was frustrated with comments she didn’t fit the mold of a typical scientist. There is a misconception that the life of a scientist is somehow lackluster. Science is an adventure. Science is exciting. Science is cool.
“I love what I do and I wanted to find a way to share my passion for science with a larger audience,” Liz has said, “and I also love fashion (I may have a slight shoe problem)”.
As a result Lizzard Fashion was created. Lizzard Fashion offers fashion-forward clothing with a science twist. Not only does each item display a topic in science but partial proceeds are donated to the "Lizzard Dare to Know Scholarship" to support the fight against cancer. Science inspires fashion and fashion supports science. All apparel is printed using eco-friendly water based ink. We seek to make geek chic~