Lisa Hunter

Lisa Hunter is the Director of the Institute for Scientist and Engineer Educators (ISEE) at UC Santa Cruz, and the Director of the Akamai Workforce Initiative (AWI) at the University of Hawai‘i Institute for Astronomy. She has directed the Professional Development Program (PDP) since its inception in 2001, and plays an active and ongoing role in designing and teaching workshops offered through the PDP. In addition to the PDP, Lisa manages internship programs for college students and a range of other activities aimed at workforce development and promoting the advancement of students from diverse background into science and engineering careers. Her work includes research and practice focused on issues in higher education, with an emphasis on diversity and equity in science and engineering. She works closely with scientists and engineers to increase access and opportunities through effective and inclusive laboratory experiences, mentoring, and building partnerships that bridge academia, industry, government, and community organizations.