Lisa has worked in college access and success spaces for over 30 years – in secondary and post-secondary institutions– as a guidance specialist in high school, for the Washington state community college system, and universities across four states. She started her career as one of the first Diversity Admissions Counselors in the state of Washington, recruiting students of color; the very high schools that we serve at College Possible Washington were some of the first schools in her portfolio. She engages in various volunteer efforts, such as being a scholarship reviewer for the GBSA Scholarship fund, an alumni interviewer for Harvard University, and in serving her local Federal Way community. She earned her Master’s in Higher Education (Ed.M) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BA in Choral Music Education from Washington State University.
Lisa is responsible for the oversight, strategic direction and effectiveness of College Possible Access and Success programming. She oversees the development and nurturing of high school and college partnerships, is responsible for filling AmeriCorps placement slots and for members’ satisfaction, development and retention. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her husband of 31 years, Brian; her two sons, Zach and Devin; and enjoying good music and food with friends. She loves music and has sung in symphony chorales and community groups over the years and is currently enjoying singing on her church’s worship team.
Contact Lisa at LGarciaHanson@CollegePossible.org.