Lisa W. Jacobs
Director's Assistant & Board Liaison

Lisa joined MSRI in 2012 as the Director's Assistant and Development Assistant. She advanced to the position of Director's Assistant and Board Liaison in 2016.

Lisa received a B.A. in English Literature and a Certificate in Creative Writing from Columbia College, Columbia University and a M.A. from The Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University. Her Master's thesis examined the birth and evolution of the field of community psychology by reviewing the literature of its core concept, psychological sense of community.

Prior to joining MSRI, Lisa worked as an academic advisor in a wide range of institutions, including The Art Institute of California, Parsons the New School for Design, and New York University. In earlier years, she worked as a properties artisan at The Juilliard School and Spaeth Design. She was born in Miami, FL.

Phone: 510-642-8226
Fax: 510-642-8609
Email: lisaj at