Alumni Changing the World

Lisa Geller '12

Master of Public Heath Student, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Lisa began her work on gun violence prevention the summer before her senior year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison when she interned at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV). During her senior year of college, she worked with local advocacy groups to defeat a campus carry bill and debated pro-gun advocates about guns on campus.

After graduating, Lisa turned her internship into a full-time job at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Her work with the Legislative and Public Health teams instilled in her a passion for health policy. After two years of full-time work at CSGV, Lisa decided to leave her job to start the Master of Public Health program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Lisa is currently pursuing her MPH at Hopkins, where her research focuses on health policy, specifically injury and violence prevention. She is also a Research Assistant at the Center for Gun Policy and Research. Her main areas of interest within gun violence prevention are suicide prevention and issues related to domestic violence and firearms. Lisa graduated in May 2019 and hopes to return to DC to continue her work on gun policy.


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