Lisanne earned a Hon. B.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Spanish from York University in Toronto. Before she began consulting for CGEE in 2002, she worked as a Program Director for the Cuernavaca Center for Intercultural Dialogue on Development (CCIDD) from 1995-2001. There she led groups from the U.S. and Canada, facilitating a program for those interested in developing an understanding of the political, social, cultural, and economic realities of Mexico through experiential learning. After leaving CCIDD, Lisanne worked as a freelance translator and consultant. She has also coordinated and facilitated exposure programs to the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Cuba, Chiapas, and Mexico City. Although she had previously worked as a consultant with CGEE, she joined the CGE team more formally in January of 2003. Lisanne is a Canadian citizen.