Meet LISA Dedicated Leadership To Deliver Results for You
Lisa Stortstrom always wanted to serve people and to help the world. She went to school in Jacksonville, Florida to study Public Relations for non profit organizations and Political Science. Lisa worked at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society North Florida Chapter in Jacksonville for her internship. She also worked in the Jacksonville Greenpeace office, canvassing. After working in the field for several years, she decided to follow her passion and returned to school to become a Montessori teacher at the Institute of Advanced Montessori Studies in Silver Spring, Maryland. Lisa studied and taught Lower Elementary and Preschool - Kindergarten in Washington, DC area schools.
After connecting with several students with special needs, Lisa continued her education at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, earning a Master’s Degree in Intensive Special Needs with a focus on Autism Spectrum. She then added another area of expertise with the skills she uses to help children. She is a yoga teacher working with people with special needs doing adaptive breathing and movement therapy.
Following her mother, Lisa moved to Florida for the beautiful environment, recreational lifestyle, and the beach. She greatly enjoyed teaching and walking at the beach, paddle boarding, and swimming. After the red tide of 2018, the fragility of the environment overwhelmed her. Lisa knew that humanity could do much better by the voiceless sea creatures that strewn the beach, lifeless.That is when she began attending meetings of environmental groups to learn about the environment. She joined the Clean Water Tribe and the Environmental Caucus of the Sarasota County Democrats which endorsed Lisa for her commitment to improving the quality of the Florida environment.
Lisa desired to make a greater impact in the world. She felt that she could serve with more impact as a candidate for Florida State House, District 74. This area has some beautiful Florida wildlife that can still be saved from destruction. Lisa is running to save it and to fight for representation in government. She is speaking up for all of the animals of the sea, the animals of the land, and the humans who cannot speak up for themselves — people with disabilities. Also, she is representing people who have been marginalised such as LGBTQ+, women, and people of different races and religions. Lisa will fight to make government accountable to each citizen, each life form, and each natural area in Florida.