Lisa grew up in San Mateo California and moved to Eugene Oregon to pursue an undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon. She graduated with a double major in Environmental Studies and Geography and a minor in Food Studies. During her time as an undergraduate she took part in several environmental justice campaigns and enjoyed being a part of the Oregon Marching Band. After graduation she worked for the City of Eugene Parks and Recreation helping to better the community, and educating youth about our local environment. She is now pursuing a J.D. in the hopes of pursuing a career in environmental law.