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Lisa Margulies L’12

Lisa is a Program Associate at the John T. Gorman Foundation in Portland, Maine. In this role, she helps to develop and implement investment strategies that advance the Foundation’s priorities, with a focus on improving results for system-involved youth in Maine. Prior to joining the Foundation, Lisa served as a Senior Policy Specialist for the Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) at Community Resources for Justice, where she led projects providing technical assistance to state governments in examining their laws and practices and developing data-driven, evidence-based policies to improve their criminal and juvenile justice systems. Lisa also served as an Assistant Public Defender at the Defender Association of Philadelphia, where she represented low-income clients facing criminal charges in state court matters, including felony and misdemeanor trials, probation and parole hearings, and juvenile court hearings. Before becoming an attorney, Lisa taught mathematics in New York City Public Schools as a New York City Teaching Fellow and worked in the field of human rights in Cambodia. Lisa received a B.A. from Columbia University, a M.S. in Education from City University of New York, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a Toll Public Interest Scholar. She is a member of the state bars of Maine and Pennsylvania.