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. Lisa teaches writing in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, including George Washington University, Northern Virginia Community College, The Writer's Center, and the JCC of Northern Virginia.
Lisa is a Faulkner-Wisdom Novel Finalist, a grant recipient and resident at the Vermont Studio Center, and the winner of Pitchapalooza D.C.