Lisa is a fourth year doctoral candidate at the Graduate School of Social Work. Her primary interest is interpersonal violence, with a focus on intimate partner violence. Specifically, she is interested in interventions for perpetrators and collaboration among responders. Lisa also has an interest in high-risk youth, including homeless and LGBTQ youth and their experiences with victimization. Lisa is currently working on her dissertation, Working the Front Lines of Intimate Partner Violence: Responders' Perceptions of Interrole Collaboration.
Lisa received both her B.S. in Psychology and Sociology (2009) and her M.S.W. (2011) from Florida State University, during which time she worked with the Institute for Family Violence Studies at the Florida State University College of Social Work. Lisa's masters-level internships included crisis counseling for victims of crime, particularly domestic violence, and medical social work.
While at the University of Denver, Lisa has served as an on-call victim advocate for the DU Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate Network, assisted in planning the 2013 Pedagogy of Privilege Conference, and collaborated with colleagues on academic publications and presentations.
Lisa now lives and works in Tallahassee, Florida as she completes her Ph.D. with the University of Denver. Currently, she works at The Oasis Center for Women & Girls as the Staff Liaison to the Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. Lisa is a member of Tallahassee's Sexual Assault Response Team and is on the board of the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council.
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