Elizabeth Fata Carpenter is an attorney with the Everglades Law Center. Her practice focuses on greater Everglades restoration issues, including implementation of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, water management issues related to Lake Okeechobee, and environmental issues in Miami-Dade County.
Elizabeth obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and her law degree from the University of Miami, magnum cum laude, Order of the Coif. Before joining the Everglades Law Center, Elizabeth spent time providing environmental education at Oregon Caves National Monument, working with salmon aquaculture in Kodiak, Alaska, and implementing environmental justice efforts in Miami-Dade County. Elizabeth also spent three years litigating complex business and commercial matters as an associate attorney at Cozen O’Connor.
Elizabeth is a native Floridian with a deep passion for Florida's environment and diversity of ecosystems. She moved from the City of Miami to El Portal after visiting the Village and falling in love with its natural setting, sense of community, and native landscaping. As the Chair of the Sustainability and Resiliency Task Force, Elizabeth hopes to make El Portal an even more beautiful, sustainable, and resilient place to live, now and into the future. She also hopes to help the Village become a leading voice on sustainability and resiliency efforts in South Florida.