Lisa is the primary steward of WashU’s “In St. Louis, for St. Louis” initiative, a part of the university’s 10-year “Here and Next” strategic plan. She reports to Rebecca L. Brown, vice chancellor, secretary to the Board of Trustees and chief of staff for Chancellor Andrew D. Martin, and works closely with Chancellor Martin, university leaders, and members of the Board of Trustees to deepen the university’s connection to and impact in the St. Louis region.  

Prior to this role, Lisa helped to lead prominent St. Louis-focused and statewide organizations. During her career, she has worked to improve opportunities for women and to increase access to higher education. Lisa also previously worked at WashU as a senior associate director in Advancement for Olin Business School from 2014-2016.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.