Liz for Lex
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Liz Sheehan moved to Lexington to join the psychology faculty at University of Kentucky. Mentoring undergraduates in career planning and graduate students in teaching are the aspects of her work she values most. Her free time is spent with her family or practicing yoga. As a certified yoga instructor, she teaches a variety of yoga styles, such as senior chair yoga and meditation for everyone. She works professionally and personally to promote social justice, civic engagement, critical thinking, and holistic well-being in our community.


  • LFUCG Environmental Commission (Vice Chair and Chair of the PR and Education Committee)

  • Founding organizer of #LexGiveBack, a week to promote compassion and service within our community

  • Recognized as a “Teacher who made a difference” by the UK College of Education

  • Girl Scouts Troop Leader and Service Unit Cookie Manager

  • CivicLex Governance Board Member

  • Lexington Fair Housing Board Member

  • League of Women Voters of Lexington KY Board Member

  • Junior League of Lexington, active member and member of the membership committee and the Diversity and Inclusion committee

  • Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, active member of the local chapter and member of the Leadership Development Committee for the state

  • Leadership Lexington Alumna and member of Lexington Forum

  • Emerge KY Graduate

  • Fayette Alliance Citizen’s Planning Academy Graduate

  • Currently in Citizen’s Environmental Academy

  • Volunteers weekly at the Hope Center

  • Fayette County Branch of The Women's Network, active member

Liz speaking at the Lexington Women’s March Anniversary Rally in January 2018