Sue is the Executive Director of Brandeis' Precollege Programs, a part of the Rabb School which provides high quality academic and campus experiences to bright and curious high school students. Through a range of courses, Brandeis offers high school students, and especially low income and underrepresented students, the opportunity to further their interests in Jewish leadership, racial justice, queer history and culture -- and more -- through rigorous academic inquiry at one of the nation's elite institutions.
Prior to joining Brandeis, Sue served as the President of Rosie's Place, a community center for poor and homeless women, for twenty years. She also served the executive director of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless for eleven years, leading statewide legislative and administrative campaigns. Sue studied for her doctorate at Boston University and received her B.A. with honors from Bowdoin College.
As Director, Lisa oversees the educational, co-curricular, and residential experience for three Brandeis Precollege Programs. Her background in education includes experience working with high school and college students, alumni, and community partners focusing on the arts, technology, adolescent and adult learning and development, and community engagement.
Prior to joining Brandeis, Lisa managed visual art and design courses and programs at Lesley University and, previously, worked in alumni affairs and development at Harvard University. Her background also includes teaching design courses, and serving as a residential and academic adviser at Harvard College.
Lisa has a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a Master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.