Eliza Stokes, Advocacy & Communications Associate
With a background in writing and a deep interest in environmental and social equity, Eliza loves that her work at MountainTrue speaks to many of her passions. As Advocacy & Communications Associate, Eliza writes and edits MountainTrue’s traditional and social media and helps build and implement advocacy campaigns regarding public transit access, forest planning and clean energy. She serves as the coordinator for the Asheville Regional Transit Coalition (ARTC) and has organized for MountainTrue around energy rate hikes, the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Management Plan and coal ash pollution in Western North Carolina.
Eliza holds a B.A. from Warren Wilson College in Global Studies and Creative Writing, and interned as a student with Helpmate, Asheville’s domestic violence shelter, and Nuestro Centro, Asheville’s grassroots Latino advocacy center. Before coming to MountainTrue she worked as a freelance editor and writer and as the Assistant Director of the Warren Wilson College Writing Center, along with taking some time to work on a farm and travel through Montana and Wyoming. Eliza currently lives on a beautiful piece of land in Marshall with her partner and best friends, and loves gardening, rock climbing and listening to loud 90’s pop music on the highway.