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We're seeking a Development Associate to play an important role in Upstate Forever's community relations and fundraising initiatives. Please apply by April 30.

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Upstate Forever Staff

Elizabeth Swails

Elizabeth Swails

Communications Coordinator

Elizabeth is a 5th generation Greenvillian who grew up hearing stories of the Upstate’s transformation. She graduated from Wofford College with a bachelor’s in English, from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a master’s in English, and from the University of Georgia with a PhD in English. For 10+ years, Elizabeth taught English composition and literature courses at all three schools, served as a writing consultant, and worked as a communications specialist. At Upstate Forever, she assists with marketing, communications, and advocacy strategies and initiatives.

When away from the office, Elizabeth can be found going on “bug hunts” in local nature preserves with her husband and young son, cultivating her urban garden with her dog and cat companions, and binging all the good TV shows she can find.

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