Meet Lisa

Hometown: Originally, Sudbury, Massachusetts. But I spent some time living in England and Denmark as a child, and lived/studied in Japan when I was in high school and college. I’ve lived in Seattle for the last three decades, though, so I guess this is now my “hometown.”

Education: Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School; Oberlin College (BA, East Asian Studies and Sociology); University of Pittsburgh (MEd, Counseling)

Favorite Seattle restaurant: T & T Seafood Restaurant. Actually, it’s in Edmonds. But I think it’s one of the best Chinese restaurants in the area!

Favorite book I read in college: Silence by Shusaku Endo. This is a book that has stayed with me for all these years, about the persecution of Christians in Japan during the 16th century. It is a powerful story of faith.

Family: My husband and our two sons. Oh, and our cats, Genki and Tomo.

Favorite Thing About SPU: Aside from the beautiful campus, I love how friendly and welcoming people are.

Hobbies and fun facts: I am a musician in my outside-of-work life — I play the flute in a local symphony orchestra and a flute trio, and also volunteer with Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras.