Elizabeth (Liz) Katkin, is an accidental fertility expert. A lawyer and mother of two, Liz was in private practice for over 15 years, until her struggles to have children led her down an entirely new path. Her unexpected difficulties plunged her into the then-unknown world of reproductive medicine, leading her to explore every conceivable (and inconceivable) route to having a baby.
Her legal career, fortunately, took her to live and work in London, Moscow, and the United Arab Emirates, with frequent trips to Switzerland, Germany, and South America, exposing her to different approaches to fertility around the globe. Armed with years of practice in the international arena and a global network of supportive friends and colleagues, she undertook the massive and multi-faceted research project involved in having a baby. She saw doctors in six countries, and educated herself on state-of-the-art western practices as well as ancient eastern and traditional approaches to fertility challenges.
Having successfully navigated her way to having her own two children, Liz has a passion for sharing what she has learned with others. When she is not talking about fertility with hopeful parents, she is often working with nonprofits, currently serving as Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees of Colorado Ballet.
In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, swimming, cycling, traveling, and spending time with her family.
A graduate of Yale University and Columbia's Law School and School of International and Public Affairs, she lives with her husband, Richard, and their children in Denver, Colorado. Conceivability is her first book.