Lisa is originally from Indianapolis, but has called Bloomington home for more than 20 years. She loves living in a college town and working in a university setting where learning and growth are so valued. In the past, she has held a variety of positions, including dance teacher, retail manager/buyer, fitness instructor, project coordinator, camp coordinator, elementary teacher, scholarship liaison, and academic advisor. Lisa understands the importance of finding work that fits one’s values, interests, personality and skills and is excited to bring all of her experiences together to help students at the Career Development Center. Lisa loves working with young people, helping them realize and embrace their strengths and discover ways to share what they have to offer with the world. Lisa loves spending time with her family, which includes her husband, Torry, their two kids, Ethan and Emma who are students at IU, and their dog Sage. In her free time Lisa enjoys spending time in nature, dancing, hanging out with friends and extended family, cooking, reading and watching old movies.
Best Career Blunder
Working part time at a call center for a company that sold radio-controlled cars, planes, and boats.
As an extrovert sitting in a cubicle taking calls and not interacting with people in person was difficult. Also having no background knowledge about radio-controlled cars made it challenging for me to learn about the products in order to up-sale which was expected. I tried to focus on the positive: my co-workers were nice, the hours were flexible, and it paid well for a part-time job.
It is important to believe in the work you do and to find a good fit for your personality. You may not be able to control everything that happens to you, but you can control how you respond. There is always something to be grateful for in any situation. Look for the positive and focus on it.
Education and Certifications
- Master of Science, Education, Indiana University
- Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Indiana University
- MBTI® Certified Practitioner
- Strong Interest Inventory® Certified Practitioner