Elizabeth F. Romero was born and raised in the Coachella Valley. She is the daughter of hardworking immigrants from Mexico and El Salvador. Elizabeth attended Coachella Valley Unified School District schools, College of the Desert and transferred to the University of California, Riverside earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She also holds a Masters of Politics, Economics and Business from Claremont Graduate University. In 2006, Elizabeth was first elected to the Coachella Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees at the age of 23. Currently, Elizabeth serves as an elected member of the Riverside County Board of Education representing Coachella Valley, Desert Center, Desert Sands, Palm Springs and Palo Verde Unified School Districts.
Professionally, Elizabeth serves as the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Governmental & Community Relations at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). Prior to joining UCR, Elizabeth was the Director of Community and Government Relations for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest in Riverside and Imperial Counties. Elizabeth also managed the Building Healthy Communities Initiative funded by The California Endowment and has worked for Desert Arc, University Center for Developmental Disabilities and served as a Legislative Assistant to the late Riverside County Fourth District Supervisors Roy Wilson and John J. Benoit.