Member Spotlight

Elizabeth Becker

Postgraduate Intern, Enforcement // NCAA

Please provide a description of your practice.

This past year I have been a post-graduate intern at the NCAA working within regulatory affairs. In this role, I conducted thorough investigations into potential violations of NCAA bylaws within member institutions’ athletic programs. As a one-year program, I was able to join my background in higher education administration with the legal education I received from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. I have always had an interest in higher education law, and I’m excited to begin my legal career in this area.

Why are you a member of the WBAI?

I know the power of being a member of groups that lift women in important spaces. I am the product of single-sex high school education, a proud member and continued volunteer of an inter/national sorority, and member of professional groups that uplift and support women in historically male-dominated spaces. I love the sense of community that WBAI brings and the outreach that I felt beginning in law school by women with a passion for law.

What do you think is the best way to empower women in law?

One of my favorite phrases is “lift while you rise”. I think as an women in law, it is always important to bring women along in your journey – be that person who helps provide information and advice, creates opportunities, and be a resource. It is empowering to learn through the experiences of others, and I know that advice that has been given to me through women professionals has helped me on my path to becoming who I am today.

What are you most looking forward to in the following year, personally/professionally?

I look forward to returning to Chicago full time and beginning my professional career! I’m excited for the growth that will come from entering a new profession but bringing aspects of my background to a team.

Tell us something interesting about you.

I love driving. As an undergraduate at UC Davis in California, I was a licensed bus driver picking up students around the city and dropping them off on campus. This past year, my car has done many miles on I-65 as I worked in the NCAA National Office in Indianapolis three days a week and would return to Chicago to be with my family the remaining two days and through the weekend. Many thanks to public libraries and the Libby app for audiobooks to keep me entertained during those drives.

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Elizabeth Becker is a post-graduate intern with the NCAA Enforcement Team where she conducts thorough investigations into potential violations of NCAA bylaws within member institutions' athletic programs. She is a member of the WBAI because she knows the power of being a member of groups that lift women in important spaces.