Staff Bios

Liza Weiss headshotFounding Director, Liza Weiss
Liza Weiss is the Executive Director of Missouri Appleseed. Liza is a St. Louis native and former public interest attorney. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from George Washington University Law School. Liza’s professional background includes work with the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, the Committee for Public Counsel Services, and the Children’s Law Center (DC).

Finola Prendergast headshotDirector of Research, Finola Prendergast
Dr. Prendergast received a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. in English from Notre Dame.

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