Elizabeth was born in Trinidad, and attended secondary school in England. She graduated from the University of Toronto with an M.A. in the History of Art. She has worked on documentaries since 2002, collaborating with Trinidadian filmmaker Alex de Verteuil. She is currently developing a feature documentary on the events of July 27, 1990 in Trinidad & Tobago, when 114 Islamist jihadis staged an attempted coup d’état.