Liza Niles is a trained textile print designer and educator. Her work experience in fabric printing and teaching brought her to an intersection of design with cultural anthropology in countries around the globe. Liza has received grants, residencies and paid positions, traveling throughout South America, Asia, and the Caribbean. She lived in Oaxaca, Mexico and then Mexico City for 13 years, working in various capacities. First as a consultant for American brands, supervising printed fabrics form sample to volume. Then as a design consultant with organizations that create economic opportunities for artisan groups that maintain textile/fiber craft traditions that are marginal or at risk. During her last years in Mexico, Liza was the department chair of the fashion and textile department at Universidad Centro, Mexico’s premiere design school.