Liz Ernst is a new edition to the global Sonoco Sustainability team. Her role focuses on life cycle assessment (LCA) and sustainability analysis of Sonoco products and designs, as well as education about LCA applications for packaging. Previously transitioning from academia, Liz was working as a doctoral candidate at the University of Helsinki in the Future of Sustainable Food Systems research group . Her researched focused on the environmental impacts of novel food technologies. Liz recently earned her M.S, specializing in Sustainable Energy Science, from the Reykjavik University in Iceland.