Elizabeth J. Ireland
Elizabeth graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Davidson College, where she received Honors in Religion for her thesis on the religious experiences of Latin American migrants crossing the U.S.-Arizona border. During her junior year at Davidson, she studied in Cochabamba, Bolivia. At the Endowment, Elizabeth continued to pursue her immigration-related interests by working on projects with Latino ministries in North Carolina. Her capstone at the Endowment was a collaborative project with Rural Church and Health Care to improve Latino health in the Wilmington area. After her Fellowship, Elizabeth earned a master’s degree in public policy and a law degree through a joint program at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While in law school, she represented a number of children who were involved with the juvenile justice system. She returned to Charlotte and now works as a Litigation Associate at the law firm Winston & Strawn, where she focuses her practice on government investigations and regulatory matters. At Winston, she has also been active in various pro bono matters and previously served on the firm-wide Diversity & Inclusion Committee. For the past eleven years, Elizabeth has volunteered as a guardian ad litem in the court system, where she has served as an advocate for children who have been abused or neglected.