Lisa is featured in Allison Fine's book "Matterness." At its New York City book launch, Lisa discussed how she developed a passion for journalism after one of her articles went viral. The video of the talk can be found on this website's 'video' section.

Lisa is a deeply passionate journalist.

She graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2014, where she earned multiple national awards for her investigative reporting.

At UB's student-run newspaper, The Spectrum, her investigations exposed the university's hands-off approach to protecting students from absentee landlordism and crime, and the campus's dangerous illegal fraternities. Her stories were featured in Huffington Post, USA Today and PBS. College Media Matters called her a "standout young journalist." She's also featured in Allison Fine's book "Matterness."

Lisa also co-launched The Spectrum's first-ever online newscast, Spectrum 360, in which she anchored, produced and reported for the show.

As a reporter for The Buffalo News, Western New York's biggest daily newspaper, Lisa continued to cover news events and crime -- including homicides and gang activity (for one story, she interviewed a man in jail).

She interned at ABC World News in New York City, NBC-affiliate WGRZ-TV and the Tonawanda News. She then became a producer at Spectrum News Buffalo — with a long-term goal of becoming an investigative reporter. 

In April of 2017, Lisa decided to quit her job in Buffalo to pursue her dream — become a foreign correspondent in Lebanon, where her parents were born. 

She is focused on covering the Syrian refugee crisis, and its impact on Lebanon, as well as showing the beauty of Lebanon that doesn’t always make the news.

She is available for hire and can be emailed via the contact form on this site.

AWARDS:

First place, In-Depth Reporting
Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award (2013)

First place, In-Depth Reporting in Region 1
Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award (2015)

Fourth place, Story of the Year
Associated Collegiate Press (2014)

First place, Investigative Reporting
Camayak Student Media competition (2014)