Elizabeth Baldo

Operations Director


Elizabeth Baldo is the Operations Director at the Center for the Economics of Human Development. She works closely with the center’s senior leadership to support and enhance emerging research through establishing operational standards and strategic direction, and overseeing the center’s financial, grant and contract, and human resources administration.

Elizabeth has been fascinated by the life sciences from a young age and earned a B.S. and M.S. in Biology from Roosevelt University, where she focused her studies on biochemistry and bioinformatics. Prior to joining the CEHD, she worked for fifteen years in UChicago’s Biological Sciences Division, where she performed molecular biology research in two separate labs and managed undergraduate study-away programming at The Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. Elizabeth also holds an M.B.A. from University of Illinois, where she specialized in business analytics. 

In her free time, Elizabeth can be found watching Star Trek or reading about various topics in chemistry, physics, and biology.