Lisa is a grant recipient and resident at the Vermont Studio Center, the winner of Pitchapalooza D.C., and an honorable mention in the John Gardner Award for Best Character Description.
Prior to pursuing the dream of writing, Lisa practiced law for 11 years. As a recovering attorney, she earned a master’s in writing at Johns Hopkins University with a concentration in fiction. Before beginning that program, she participated in exclusive writers’ workshops and retreats, including studying with Julia Glass at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and with Michael Neff of Algonkian Workshops. Lisa teaches writing in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, including the M.A. in Writing program at Johns Hopkins University, Northern Virginia Community College, University of Maryland University College, and the JCC of Northern Virginia.