I am delighted to announce that Lisa Anderson joins our team today as the Career Advisor. She believes that helping people reach their full potential is a major theme in her life. This is evident in her work, volunteer activities, and community service. She brings her education, professional background, skills, and network along with her empathy and sense of humor to this important role.
Lisa has worked on campus previously with the Career Center and Center for Social Concerns. As the Director of Graduate Career Planning for 7 years, she effectively advised Notre Dame graduate students on their various career paths and options. At the invitation of the Center for Social Concerns, Lisa developed and delivered seminars on understanding mental illness.
Prior to Notre Dame, Lisa worked at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture where she developed programs with alumni and employers aimed at increasing awareness and hires of UVA graduates. More recently, Lisa was a full-time mental health advocate through her work with the local National Alliance for Mental Illness, Oaklawn, and the Clubhouse of St. Joseph County.
She is a graduate of Michigan State University and University of Virginia earning degrees in physical education/dance and counseling education, respectively.
On a personal note, Lisa loves singing, brainstorming, cooking and eating anything made with figs. Her husband, Gary Anderson, is a faculty member in the Theology Department. Lisa and Gary have two grown sons, Christopher and Matthew ’08 & ’10 (ACE), who live in South Bend.
Lisa will have office space located in the Eck Visitors Center to conduct career advising consults.
Please join me in welcoming Lisa to the Alumni Association.