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. Eliza works on MountainTrue’s print and digital media and helps to build and implement the organization’s advocacy campaigns. She leads MountainTrue’s program for 100% renewable energy, and organizes for campaigns regarding public transit access, forest conservation, coal ash pollution and more in Western North Carolina.
Eliza grew up in Baltimore and moved to Western North Carolina in 2012 to attend Warren Wilson College. As a student she majored in Global Studies and Creative Writing and interned with Helpmate, Asheville’s domestic violence shelter, and Nuestro Centro, Asheville’s grassroots Latinx advocacy center. Before coming to MountainTrue, Eliza worked as a freelance editor and writer and as the Assistant Director of the Warren Wilson College Writing Center. In her free time she loves gardening, rock climbing, mountain biking and listening to loud 90’s pop music on the highway.