Hometown: Dike, IA
Birthday: July 9
Bio: Lisa grew up in a small town in Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa, where she studied journalism and political science. She enjoyed her first five years in journalism working as a reporter at the Des Moines Register, covering city politics, state crime, and the 2008 presidential campaign and Iowa caucuses. She then spent two years as a senior associate editor at Chapel Hill and Durham magazines in North Carolina. She settled in Maryland in the summer of 2010, and enjoys spending time with her husband and her baby son in her spare time.