Lisa, to the perplexity of her German-rooted North Dakotan family, graduated from Reed College with a BA in Russian Literature. After attending SRAS’s Translation Abroad Program (now part of our Home and Abroad Programs), she worked in Moscow for two years as an in-house translator and as the SRAS Moscow Student Coordinator. Lisa was then promoted within SRAS and now leads our admissions & enrollment processes, and is our Russian visa lead. She studied previously at Smolny Institute in St. Petersburg and at Moscow State University. When she is not working, you might find her running in the woods of Minnesota, playing with her three children, or on a canoe in the Boundary Waters.