About Lisa's Work

Lisa is a native New Yorker who recently returned to her home city after an extensive sojourn in San Francisco. A policy wonk since childhood, her extensive career includes work and expertise in city and regional planning, urban land use, redlining, gentrification, affordable housing, labor, politics, public health, and social equity. Lisa holds a law degree (J.D.) from the University of California, Berkeley, and is ABD for her PhD in City & Regional Planning at the same institution.

Today, Lisa maintains a small consulting practice, but her primary focus is providing service to the dying as an End of Life Doula. She is actively engaged in advocacy to make culturally appropriate end of life services available to disenfranchised communities, and is finishing a Certificate in Integrative Thanatology.

When not working, Lisa can be found cooking, baking, preserving, reading, spending time with her family, and seeking the right opportunity to start beekeeping again.