Elizabeth Miller '11

Elizabeth Miller '11
  • Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
  • Major(s): Women's Studies / Minor: Sociology
  • Coordinator for Community Engagement, Office of Community Engagement

About Elizabeth Miller '11

I’m a Young Guarde Alum (Class of ‘11) and a W&M staff member in the Office of Community Engagement (OCE) which means I am brimming with Tribe Pride (but it turns out wearing a tri-cornered hat and W&M hoodie doesn’t really qualify as business casual).

After four years of undergraduate life at William and Mary full of adventures, friends, scholarship, some definite moments of struggling, a lot of moments of learning, and a deep sense of empowerment, I graduated from W&M with a B.A. in Women’s Studies in 2011. Every day I am grateful for my experience as a William and Mary student and those four years that taught me so much, especially so many reasons to love the College.

Unable to leave this campus and community behind, I spent my first post-graduate year serving as an Americorps VISTA in OCE, developing programs which used student capacity to address local poverty as well as deepening my own commitment to social justice and active citizenship. I’ve transitioned from an Americorps member to W&M staff as the Coordinator for Community Engagement. Meeting with faculty, staff, students, and community partners, I implement many of the programs which directly connect W&M students to Williamsburg and address local community need.

If you find your way to my blog posts you’ll find:

Undergraduate memories I plan to never forget
Recaps of programs and adventures created by the Office of Community Engagement
My challenges with being both an alumni who misses her undergraduate days and a staff member who loves her professional role
Metaphors, pop-culture references, parentheticals, ramblings, and lots of lists—apparently that’s how I think one communicates in blog-form
My love of this college

Posts by Elizabeth Miller '11

A Decade After Deciding

Tomorrow I am presenting a session on community engagement at Day for Admitted Students. I will also be celebrating ten years since I decided

Vocation, Capacity, Community Part One

When I talk about vocation with students, I often describe it as the overlap between what you want and are equipped to do and


Wherever Anne Davis ’16 was, those around her were sure to feel a burst of energy. That’s one of the reasons I selected her

Sounds of the Semester

A few weeks ago, I asked the first year students in Aim 4 to tell me about the most memorable smells on-campus so far,

Who I Am Is Here

I just logged into my blog dashboard to upload an end of semester post and for the first time noticed that I have a

To All the Incoming Students Who Are Petrified

To all the incoming students who are petrified, unbelieving you’re ready for this, and just trying to make it through Orientation without crying in

A Turn About The Garden

Today, I took a turn about the Sunken Garden, the large beautiful lawn in the middle of William & Mary’s old campus.  It’s a habit

What’s to Come in the Spring Timey Wimey

My freshman RA explained to us that Fall Semester winds down while Spring Semester winds up, with time seeming to speed up the closer

Editing My Leadership

The last assignment we gave to our Women in Leadership course was to write a leadership manifesto which expressed students’ commitments to themselves and