Elizabeth (Betsy) Palazzola holds a Master of Public Policy and a Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from the University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. She also earned her Bachelor of Science in Program in the Environment as a Residential College student at the University of Michigan. She has worked on various political and environmental campaigns, both as a volunteer and for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. Betsy spent three years at the Wayne State University’s Center for Urban Studies, furthering community work in lead poisoning prevention and green and healthy homes. She was awarded the David Bohnett Foundation Public Service Fellowship in 2010 and completed an internship focused on municipal recycling and housing sustainability issues in the Detroit Mayor's Office.