Eliza Swedenborg is a Strategy & Performance Manager for the WRI Water Program, focused primarily on supporting WRI programs in Ethiopia and across Africa. Eliza and colleagues are working toward three overall goals: enhancing institutional capacity to manage growing water demands and climate risks; accelerating watershed conservation and restoration through collective action and finance innovation; and promoting urban water resilience through city and regional planning and governance systems.

Eliza served in the Peace Corps in Mali as an Agriculture and Community Development volunteer. She continues to work on projects in Mali on a volunteer basis as the Education Program Director for African Sky.

Eliza holds an MBA from the Wisconsin School of Business and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College. In 2014 she participated in the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program.

Eliza joined WRI in 2015. Eliza is an avid traveler, a poor banjo player, an enthusiastic canoeist and an amateur futurist.