Elizabeth Meyer feels “an immediate connection to anyone who went to Princeton. Being an alumna implies an ongoing relationship with the University and all its graduates. I automatically smile whenever I see orange and black!” Her dedication to “ensuring current and future students have the same incredible experience we did” is at the heart of her service to her class and to Princeton. She has been a leadership solicitor, participation solicitor, reunion committee member, and special gifts chair.
A romance languages and literatures major as an undergraduate, she remembers with special fondness classes taught by André Maman, emeritus professor. She spent a memorable junior year in Milan.
After graduation Meyer earned a master’s degree in international management from the École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales in Cergy-Pontoise, France, and then a law degree from King’s College, University of London. After one summer at a large law firm, she shifted her focus to business. Moving back to New York City, where she had grown up, she joined Friedland Properties, a commercial real estate company founded by her father and uncle. She has been with Friedland Properties since 2001 and enjoys working with her family.
“Happily,” she says, “I met my husband through friends the week after my return to New York.” Her husband, Mark Meyer, is a cardiologist in private practice, and they have two sons, Max and Oliver, ages 11 and 10.
Meyer also volunteers for her high school, the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City, where she serves on the Alumnae Board, is class agent, and has organized and hosted her class’s 20th and 25th reunions.
Meyer enjoys travelling, sports, and spending time with her friends around the country and around the world―many of whom she met during her years at Princeton. Her two sons are sports fanatics and the Meyers are planning to visit every one of the 30 major league baseball stadiums in the United States. “We’re almost halfway there,” says Meyer, with recent spring and summer visits to the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Chase Field in Phoenix; the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas; and AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. She adds, “We enjoy time with family, and visits with Princeton friends in each area. The boys, of course, enjoy the baseball games!”