Lisa is an Oklahoma native who grew up in the outdoors camping, fishing, and hiking with her family. She is a graduate from Oklahoma State University where she received both her B.S. in Aviation Management and M.S. in Merchandising. After working for a while, Lisa decided to go back to school to get her teaching certification. She has been teaching for 7 years, and just moved to Austin a year ago. Some activities Lisa enjoys are running, taking her dog for walks in the park, and hiking in the Greenbelt. She has spent summers volunteering with children in other countries and has been looking for more ways to get involved in her local community. She chose to be a mentor with Explore Austin due to the unique combination of the outdoor learning experience and the community building between the mentors and explorers. She is very excited about starting her adventure with the 2020 explorers!