Elizabeth is a 2002 magna cum laude graduate of the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. During law school, she was active in the Association for Public Interest Law and competed on the Trial Advocacy Team. Elizabeth also completed various internships with non-profit legal assistance providers focused on immigration services, including Ayuda, Tahirih Justice Center, and the American Immigration Law Foundation.

Upon graduation from law school, Elizabeth served as a federal judicial law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Elizabeth completed her undergraduate degree at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, with majors in International Studies and Spanish. Prior to law school, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer for two years in Targu Mures, Romania.

Elizabeth began practicing immigration law with Rick Bromberg in October 2003 as an associate attorney. She is now a managing partner of Bromberg, Kohler Maya & Petre, PLLC. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the National Immigration Project. Elizabeth is a member of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the US Circuit Court for the Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court, and in 2011 she was selected as Mentor of the Year by Catholic Charities for her work supporting and advising pro bono attorneys. She has been on the Executive Committee of the Washington DC Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association for four years, serving as Chair for 2018-2019.

Elizabeth is a native English speaker fluent in Spanish and familiar with Romanian.