Cook is a Portfolio and Program Manager with 15 years in the defense and telecom industries. She grew up in Florida on a barrier island where she spent her free time fishing, boating, and swimming in the Indian River lagoon as well as the ocean. These childhood experiences have created a lifelong respect for the oceans and rivers and the animals that call them home. Being a part of an organization that loves and wants to protect the same environment that provided me with that amazing childhood is important. In addition, Aquatopia’s focus on educational programs, which she believes is imperative to the future of our oceans and their inhabitants, is what ultimately drew Elizabeth to this organization.