Lisa Schmitz has been a full-time instructor at Saint Paul College since 1999. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education, Math and Art, from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls, and a Master of Science in Statistics from the University of Minnesota.
After graduating from the U of M, Lisa moved to California and worked as a computer programmer, writing statistical algorithms for casinos and mushroom farms, before moving back to Minnesota and working as a systems analyst at Medtronic.
She went back to school for a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at the University of St. Thomas, and led individual and group therapy sessions at counseling centers for women and abuse survivors in Minneapolis. Lisa is happy to be teaching again, in the areas of Psychology and Math. Her other interests include writing creative nonfiction, traveling, and riding and training her appaloosa.