Lisa Smith writes copy for pharmaceutical advertising and communications. Previously, she held a number of jobs including (in no particular order) secretary, opera singer, information security consultant, modern dancer, medical editor, English teacher, software developer, waitress, and technology project manager.

Lisa has swum in the Hudson River on many occasions, and once swam in the East River (but had to be rescued so she probably won’t try that again). In her spare time, she writes screenplays for television, and is at work on a mystery novel.

Lisa went to college (Mount Holyoke, NYU), lived in foreign countries (France, Germany), and is fluent in several idioms (Spanish, French). Despite having The Whitest Name on the Planet, she is half Colombian. Originally from Austin, Texas, she makes her home in New York City.