Elizabeth Anderson

Associate Professor – Florida International University

Dr. Elizabeth Anderson was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She attended the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, where she pursued an undergraduate degree in the Honors Program and a doctoral degree in the School of Ecology. Since 2005, Elizabeth has been part of the South Florida community and is presently an Associate Professor at Florida International University. Her research explores rivers as social-ecological systems in diverse settings around the world—among those the Western Amazon region, Central America, East Africa, and South Florida.

“In my work internationally, I have witnessed the challenging conditions that make immigration the only option for survival and well-being for many people. At home in the United States, my life has been enriched and improved by immigrants in countless ways. I believe in the fair and just treatment of immigrants seeking a safer future and a life of dignity, peace, and prosperity.”