Elizabeth Mary Swan is the 21-year-old daughter of Drs. David and Lynn Swan. In 2015, Elizabeth graduated from St. Francis High School. She has just graduated with honors from the University of Michigan, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. Elizabeth plans to continue her education at Grand Valley State University, where she will attain her Master of Social Work. Elizabeth’s vocational calling is to be a counselor/therapist, and help those with mental health.
Elizabeth is born and raised in Grand Traverse. She has spent many hours volunteering for organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Michigan and Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter. She has also worked for companies: Lochenheath Golf Club and Flight Path Creative, and is currently working this summer at Bonobo Winery where she meets thousands of people every week and promotes Traverse City and its agriculture. She also helps in the winemaking process. This year, she will lead a mission trip to build houses in Florida with Habitat for Humanity.
Elizabeth’s passions include painting, singing, music, theatre, travel, attending networking events, and volunteering. She has grown up a neighbor and friend to cherry orchards, and has a
deep respect for the industry. Elizabeth has and will continue to be an ambassador for Traverse City, and will strive to continue the legacy started many years ago when the festival first began.
Elizabeth is graciously sponsored by Traverse Dental Associates, Traverse City, MI