Elizabeth grew up in LaPlace, Louisiana, and earned her B.A in English from The University of New Orleans. In May 2019, she graduated with an M.F.A from The University of Alabama after defending her thesis, What Opens and Exits and Stitches Shut: A Memoir under the direction of Michael Martone.
Elizabeth has taught freshman composition, introductory creative writing surveys, and upper-level poetry courses at The University of Alabama, The University of Alabama-Birmingham, and Birmingham-Southern College. She spent three years tutoring in the university Writing Center, and led groups at a summer creative writing camp. In 2018, Elizabeth led writing activities at the Girls Intensive Education and Treatment Facility in Tuscaloosa through the Writers in the Schools program. From 2019-2021, she taught with Desert Island Supply Co. in Birmingham, where she implemented poetry curriculum for 6th and 8th graders in Woodlawn schools, and led after-school workshops for elementary students.
At Black Warrior Review, the oldest graduate-student run literary journal in the country, Elizabeth was an assistant editor in poetry and creative nonfiction between 2015 and 2017, then held the position of Nonfiction Editor in 2018. She helped produce Fall/Winter Volume 45.1 and Spring/Summer Volume 45.2.
Since 2017, Elizabeth has performed as half of an improvisatory sound duo with percussionist and composer Justin Greene. Theriot and Greene have performed in Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Ontario, and most recently at the 2019 Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis, IN.
Moody Concert Hall, 2019
Tuscaloosa Public Library, 2018
Monarch Espresso Bar, 2019
Fond Objects, Nashville 2018
"Avalanche or Avenue," Tuscaloosa 2018
MFA Reading Series 2017