Liz is board certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She earned her Bachelor's Degree of Science in Biology form Virginia Tech in 2012, her Bachelor's Degree of Science in Nursing from Marymount University in 2014 and her Master's in Family Nursing from George Mason University in 2018. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Liz spent over a year at INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital on an adult Medical-Surgical unit before coming to Northern Virginia Pediatric Associates in 2015 where she worked as a nurse while completing her Master's degree. Liz was born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia and was actually a patient of Dr. Barakat's here at Northern Virginia Pediatric Associates. She lives in Falls Church, Virginia with her husband, cat and dog.