Before coming to Biola in 2009 to complete Talbot's M.Div. Spiritual Formation & Soul Care program, Lisa worked for 7 years in International Education. Also having an M.A. in TESOL from Azusa Pacific University, she taught at Southwest Petroleum University in China and in APU's graduate TESOL program. She also worked as Director of International Students Programs at Hope International University, managing a division of teachers, graduate students, and undergraduate students. She joined the Spiritual Development staff in 2012 as Associate Dean, where she especially enjoys teaching about spiritual formation and connecting one-on-one with students.