Liz Nibbio received her BA from Shimer College in 1979. She subsequently received her MA from New York University (NYU) in 1982 in Applied Psychological Studies. After graduate school she worked at Community Based Services, wha pioneer in the deinstitutionalization of youth from institutions to group homes; she managed their first group home in Pound Ridge, New York. Later in life, she was on the management team of the Seattle area regional division of Odyssey of the Mind, later Destination Imagination, an international creative problem solving program for children and young adults. She and her Shimer classmate, Victor Melfi, were married on the Isle of Iona, Scotland in 1983. They lived in Bedford NY, Stamford CT and Medina WA. They have two daughters, Laura and Julia. Liz passed away in 2007.