Lisa was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, growing up in an interesting mix of Southern and Chinese cultures. The need to create has always been with her, although she didn’t take formal drawing classes until she attended high school. She attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado receiving a B.A. in Studio Art then later attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock receiving a M.ed. in Secondary Education. Primarily focusing on the figure as a subject matter, she finds materials and processes to be the motivation for her work. "Whether I use traditional art materials in nontraditional ways or nontraditional materials as art mediums I thrive on the fact that the finished product is unknown to me until the very end."