With over 18 years of experience in teaching, speaking and designing international educational programs, Lisa Petro inspires and connects thousands of professionals, educators, and students all over the world.
Lisa has designed workshops for and presented at major international conferences including:
- 2016 UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60), New York, NY
- Global MindEd Conference, Denver, CO
- East Asia Regional Conference of Overseas Schools (EARCOS), Shanghai, China & Bangkok, Thailand
- IV Congreso de Preparatoria, Preparatorias del Tecnólogico de Monterrey, ITESM, Guadalajara, Mexico
- SUNY Collaborative Online Intercultural Learning Conference, New York, New York
- SUNY New Paltz Multicultural Education Conference, New Paltz, NY
As a Curriculum Development Consultant, Lisa has developed programming and facilitator training workshops globally, including a leadership and entrepreneurship training program for young women in Nepal with The Concordia Project. She has also developed workshops for Palestinian Education for Employment (PEFE) in Ramallah and Jericho with YSN.com, preparing recent graduates from the West Bank and Gaza to join the global workforce, and programming for a global market opportunity program for recent graduates around the world via Bloomberg Businessweek.
With a deep understanding of how people learn optimally despite various cultures and backgrounds, Lisa co-founded Know My World LLC, a global education organization that has connected participants in over 24 countries. As the Executive Director for Know My World, Lisa has created and facilitated a variety of programs that utilize the human condition as a learning strategy through project-based structures and intercultural competencies. Know My World projects have been featured in several learning communities including the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the State University of New York, Preparatorias del Tecnologico de Monterrey ITESM, and numerous public and private schools around the world.
Lisa’s passion for motivating students inspired her to live abroad and experience various methods of teaching within cultural and socioeconomic learning gaps. She was selected to participate as an ELA educator and cultural ambassador through the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program, a highly competitive program through the Japanese Ministry of Education that selects only 4,000 participants from 40 countries each year. During her time in Japan, she served as the Curriculum Development Director for Everest of Apples, a local organization dedicated to providing quality educational practices to developing countries. Lisa was invited by Nepali Education Support Trust (NGO) to design and implement teacher training workshops to government and private school teachers in Hetauda, Nepal.
Lisa currently lives in New York with her Boston Terrier, and is committed to transforming education by connecting learners all over the world.