Liv is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Washington Sate University (WSU). Prior to her involvement with WSU, she was a practicing engineer before starting a consulting firm focused on land development of retail petroleum and fast food facilities.

Liv’s interests pairs the environment and development with a focus on low impact sustainable construction. She also has an interest in sustainability education. She contributes to NARA as the liaison between NARA and the Imagine Tomorrow competition.