Meet Lisa, who is one of our new front desk volunteers. She is looking forward to helping the community, answering questions and directing them to as many resources as possible.
Birthdate, Astro Sign.
31 March, Aries.
Where are you originally from?
Originally from Seattle, but I have lived all over, which included 10 years in NYC. I arrived to D.C. via Belgium.
Why did you start working at the DC Center?
It’s a wonderful way to get to know the local community.
What has been your favorite part about working at the DC Center?
Meeting people. Especially the international community.
What is your music anthem?
I am a musician myself and it’s hard to pick just one song. I’d say there are a few songs off Siouxsie Sioux’s last solo album that could fit!
What is your favorite part about the LGBTQ+ community?
How it is global. You can be anywhere in the world, join an LGBTQ+ event and meet people who understand you and you can relate too.
What is your favorite spot in DC and what do you do there?
Well, I just arrived here and looking forward to warmer weather. I love playing sports, so hoping to find a softball field or an outdoor volleyball court to unwind.
What is your favorite queer movie?
It’s not really a queer movie, but I enjoy comedies and California scenery, so I am going to say Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, ha!
What clothing item is a staple in your wardrobe?
Comfortable walking shoes.
What color would you paint the White House, given the chance?
I’ve worked on a few mosaic mural projects. I’d say get a fun group of people together and mosaic the entire White House inside and out with many colors!
Who do you look up to in the queer community?
Many people I have met in my travels, no one specific. I’d say their key traits were modesty, compassion and their willingness to help others.