As MTI’s Editor and Writer since 2020, Lisa ensures all of MTI's written communication is concise, effective, and accessible. She writes and edits content for newsletters, social media, press releases, blogs, web pages, and more. With a meticulous eye for detail, an endless enthusiasm for the written word, and a strong opinion about serial commas, Lisa dedicates herself to using language to advance equity in transportation, education, and every space she can influence.
Lisa has an MA in English from SJSU and previously taught writing at various levels for more than a decade. In addition to MTI, she has worked with the County of Santa Clara, professors and independent researchers, small publishers, and authors. She is an active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and coaches writers in person, at writing and publishing conferences, and on podcasts. Lisa is passionate about making a difference even in her free time and has volunteered with the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the Editorial Freelancers Association, Nurture Seattle Parent Mentors, the SJSU Gender Equity Center, the Sunnyvale Public Library, Greenheart Travel in Peru, and more. She drinks iced coffee all year long in the Pacific Northwest rain.