Lisa performs traditional and adaptations of folktales, her own modern tales, and a riff on well-known classics at schools, museums, summer camps, and community events. She entwines history with lived experiences, and believes that humor is essential to staying grounded. Her commitment to build community has led her to work with individuals and communities to find, shape, and present their stories. In 2023, she earned the Wilmington Black Storytelling Residency fellowship, where she wrote a folktale and performed at the Urban Artist Exchange Amphitheatre.
She earned a Ph.D. in Learning Design and Technology with an emphasis in Performance Improvement and an Educational Specialist Certificate. She has used this academic training to serve as a Professional Development Specialist and Consultant for non-profits. After earning a Masters of Arts of Teaching Mathematics from University of Detroit Mercy and becoming certified in secondary mathematics, she taught for over a decade in the public school system.