ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lisa Van Dusen is a practicing artist, the creator and host of First Person, a civic engagement champion and a social impact evangelist at SV2—Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund. Lisa is also particularly passionate about the arts as a catalyst for social change and creating models for resilient communities in the face of climate change. A native Michigander, she has called Palo Alto home since the pre-internet era. Lisa first put down roots in Palo Alto as the founding executive director of Cable Co-op, and among other pursuits, went on to birth and lead Palo Alto Online, relaunch Leadership Palo Alto and hold numerous civic leadership roles in Silicon Valley. Lisavandusen.com is a platform for her voracious curiosity, fearless question-asking, and desire to learn.