About

Lisa Peterson-de la Cueva

Lisa Peterson-de Cueva is a writer and an educator interested in narrative journalism, civic engagement, immigration and international development.

One of her favorite quotes is, “The story is the currency of the human experience.”

She has experience in the following areas:

Media and writing

Lisa was a community organizer and teacher at the Twin Cities Daily Planet, an online citizen journalism publication in Minnesota. She has published work in the TC Daily Planet, the Minnesota Women’s Press, the Rake, KFAI, and the NY Times Local.

Teaching

In her previous professional life Lisa was a junior high social studies in New York and taught English to adult immigrants at the Minnesota Literacy Council in Minnesota. She thinks Socrates was swell for inventing the Socratic method, and thinks Paolo Freire was smart too.

Non-profit program development

Lisa has worked at several non-profit organizations. She has started, coordinated and managed volunteer and educational programs; created print and online promotional materials; and led organizational development seminars.

Lisa went to Barnard College at Columbia University where she graduated in 2002. She also has a master’s in teaching from Pace University.

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