“The aviation industry has empowered individuals to aspire for greater achievements, explore new horizons, and deepen their understanding of the world’s vastness. However, it is essential to acknowledge that aircrafts contribute significantly to CO2 emissions, underscoring the imperative for entrepreneurs, policymakers, and investors to take action and seek scalable solutions. It is with great enthusiasm that I embark on my journey with JetBlue Ventures, as we share a common mission to foster sustainability and enhance safety within the industry, not only for our present generation but also for future generations to come.”
Eliza sits on the investment team, where she analyzes opportunities and conducts due diligence on emerging companies in the travel, hospitality, and aviation industry. Her primary interests revolve around sustainability in the aviation sector and disruptive technologies in that field. Previously, Eliza worked as an investment banking analyst at Nomura Greentech, providing strategic and financial support to companies in the cleantech industry, particularly focusing on advanced transportation, hydrogen, and energy software companies. In addition to her role at Nomura Greentech, Eliza also served as an investment banking analyst at 7 Mile Advisors, a boutique investment bank specializing in IT & Software Services, and worked at Goldman Sachs in the Private Wealth Management division in San Francisco. Eliza holds a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance from Drexel University.
Favorite travel memory: “While returning to college in Philadelphia from winter break in Romania, my journey didn’t go as planned due to unexpected snowstorms. While I was waiting in Warsaw during a layover, my flight got canceled. As a result, I found myself staying in Poland for three days. Despite the unexpected delay, I decided to make the most of my time and explore the city of Warsaw. It turned out to be a delightful experience as I had the opportunity to discover new places, immerse myself in the local culture, and even make new friends along the way. Although the circumstances were challenging, the unexpected detour allowed me to create memorable moments and broaden my horizons.”
JetBlue destination she’d like to visit next: Bridgetown, Barbados