Liz Knapp is a senior chemist in the New Technology group in Research and Development at Avon Products, Inc. In this role, she uses her skill in science and art to develop new skin care and color cosmetics. She enjoys working on teams to come up with innovations to help consumers around the world look and feel like their best selves. From a young age, Knapp was interested in math and science. She participated in a research program for girls in high school which introduced her to the study of geochemistry and past climates. During school, her class work in calculus and chemistry inspired her to pursue studying chemical engineering in college. Knapp received bachelor’s degrees in both Studio Art and Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College. She earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from The City College of New York.