Santa Clara University

Location: Bannan Engineering Laboratories

Elizabeth Sweeny

Program Manager, Frugal Innovation Lab

Elizabeth Sweeny is a Bay Area native, and a recent Santa Clara University graduate. Elizabeth majored in business management, with a minor in political science that emphasized Middle Eastern foreign policy. As both a student and a professional, Elizabeth's passions have led her to focus on sustainability and social improvement causes. Working with Silicon Valley environmental non-profits, a green technology mechanical engineering start-up firm, and volunteering with pediatric hospital patients have all strengthened her intense desire to delve into broad projects that yield significant social benefit.

Elizabeth attributes her devotion to community service to her parents; her father has been an environmental advocate and entrepreneur for decades, and her mother volunteered with Cesar Chavez, the Farm Workers' Union, and VISTA to improve the rights of farmers and immigrants before her long career as a special education teacher.

Elizabeth is thrilled to be the Program Manager of the Frugal Innovation Lab, and is excited to be a part of such an amazing team.