Elizabeth Towell

Graduate Research Assistant


Elizabeth Towell is a second year MBA student at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. At Fuqua, Elizabeth is leading the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship’s CASE fellows program and the center’s ongoing support of the Culinary Femme Collective, a group of Durham food entrepreneurs. Elizabeth is also an incoming co-president of Fuqua’s Food & Agriculture Club. Before Fuqua, Elizabeth was a strategy and analytics consultant in Deloitte Consulting’s Government and Public Sector practice, where she supported leaders of federal agencies as they improved their services to citizens and stakeholders. Elizabeth holds a B.A. from William & Mary, where she studied economics and anthropology, focusing on the intersection of those disciplines in equity and food systems. Her past research focuses on the economics of farmers markets and the economic and sociocultural factors influencing the consumption/saving tradeoff.

Elizabeth is currently supporting a range of projects within the Durham Food Justice Plan, including the Durham Food Landscape Analysis and the Equitable Business Ownership Project.