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Elizabeth Marie Glotzbach ’03 passed away in New York City on May 30, 2011, from complications related to Type-I diabetes. She was born on Jan. 10, 1981, in Newark, Ohio, and moved with her family to Redlands, Calif., in 1992. Elizabeth graduated from Redlands High School in 1999 and from Santa Clara University in 2003 as a communications major and a political science minor. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles and began her career in the film industry at Paradigm Talent Agency, where she remained for three years, eventually becoming the assistant to their head literary agent. In 2006, she moved to Fox Searchlight, an independent film production company, ending as a creative coordinator. At the time of her death, she was in New York working as an associate producer on a new film. Liz had a sparkling intellect that was complimented by her enormously positive sprit and enthusiastic creativity. She loved working in the film industry, bringing projects to the screen that not only attracted an audience but more importantly told stories to illuminate our shared humanity. In addition to her passion for film, Liz was an accomplished athlete and lover of the arts. While at Redlands High School, she swam and played water polo and was active in speech and theatre arts. She continued to play water polo at Santa Clara University, where she was a team captain as a senior in 2003. Throughout her life, Liz enjoyed literature, poetry, and music, as well as hiking, swimming, and spending time outside. She was an inspiration to all who had the fortune to know her, and she will be profoundly missed. Elizabeth is survived by her parents, Phil and Marie; her brother Jason; sister-in-law Kristi and nephew Barrett.