Lisa attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to receive her Bachelors of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering. After graduation, she decided to forgo a formal engineering career and instead followed her passions. She was offered a grant as a Cultural & Linguistic spokeswoman in Southern Spain, consulting on Business English and helping Spanish companies raise their bottom line while simultaneously working to better English programs at a local high school.
She became TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certified, and brings her logical and practical engineering approach to her own language and communications consulting business. In her three years abroad in Europe and the Middle East, she became fluent in Spanish and conversational in Modern Standard Arabic. As a language learner herself, she strives to be a patient, pragmatic instructor and consultant, who loves writing and sharing about her experiences!