Elizabeth Munch is an assistant professor at Michigan State University with a primary appointment in the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering and a secondary appointment in the Department of Mathematics. Her research specializes in Applied Topology and Topological Data Analysis. Liz received her PhD from the Department of Mathematics at Duke University in May 2013. Prior to joining the faculty of Michigan State University, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University at Albany - SUNY, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota for the 2013-2014 thematic year on applications of topology. She also holds a Master of Arts in Mathematics from Duke University, a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Rochester, and a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance from the Eastman School of Music.