received B.A.s in English, Spanish, and Arts and Letters from Portland State University. She also completed an M.A. in Spanish in 2017 and an M.S. in Educational Leadership and Policy in 2020 with graduate certificates in Teaching Adult Learners and Service-Learning & Community Based Learning. She is co-author of "Beginning Spanish - Empecemos por aquí,” an Open Educational Resource (OER) Spanish textbook that is used in PSU's first-year Spanish program, where she continues to teach Spanish courses. Outside of work, Lisa enjoys reading, hiking, playing bagpipes, and attending trivia nights with her friends. Lisa has been with Northwest Academy since 2018.