The FEEST Board and staff are beyond pleased to introduce you to Lisa Chen, our incoming Executive Director.
Lisa is thrilled to be joining FEEST as the new Executive Director, she’s had an organizational crush on us since moving to Seattle in 2012. By way of California, Lisa has planted roots in the Pacific Northwest as a volunteer youth mentor at the Service Board and a union organizer focused on empowering working class communities of color. Her political identity stems directly from growing up as the only child of an immigrant single mother where she saw first hand how limited English workers were treated unfairly. In her career, Lisa has led student campaigns against fee increases at the University of California, organized undocumented youth in the fight for comprehensive immigration reform, and worked alongside radical housekeepers to demand better working conditions. She has a special place in her heart for youth work, and believes deeply that transformative breakthroughs in young people will shift our communities to act from a place of love instead of fear. Lisa can’t wait to join an already vibrant team of FEEST staff, youth and leaders! In her spare time you will find Lisa trying new soup recipes, hiking in the Cascades, and attempting to train for her first marathon this summer. Also she’s patiently waiting for pumpkin season to come back to feed her endless pie craving.