Black History Month February 2022: Lisa Markland

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence every day this February….and beyond! Feel free to send us suggestions!

Lisa Markland is a graduate of Northeastern University, where she achieved a BS in Human Services. A former collegiate athlete at Northeastern, she competed in track and field and is a two time American East Champion, former New England Champion, and was a national ranked competitor.

Markland used her bachelor’s degree to work at the state level for the Department of Social Services as a social worker for several years. She then spent time as program coordinator for Roca’s Youth Star program, which helps disenfranchised young adults achieve their GED, enroll in community college, and gain life skills to function as productive citizens of society.

Lisa has spent 15 years working in the social justice arena as a facilitator for the Center for the Study of Sports in Society’s nationally accredited program Mentor’s in Violence Prevention (MVP). In June of 2016, Lisa came on the CSSS team full time as an Assistant Director of Training.