Lisa Smith, is the Coordinator for Domestic Violence Services in the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She began her work at Rutgers in February 2001 after serving as Director of Outreach Services for the YWCA of Eastern Union County New Jersey, Union County’s lead domestic violence agency. Lisa has been working in the field of interpersonal violence for over twenty years, and has conducted many speaking engagements and training sessions on domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, diversity and LGBT issues. Lisa is a University Liaison to the LGBT community and serves as an Advisor to the Queer Student Alliance. Lisa is a part time lecturer for the Graduate School of Social Work and conducts workshops for the University’s Continuing Education department. She is formerly a member of the Board of Trustees for the NJ Coalition for Battered Women.

Prior to her work in interpersonal violence, Lisa spent several years working in higher education in residence life, judicial affairs and counseling centers. She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Student Development from Radford University, and is certified as a Domestic Violence Specialist in the State of New Jersey.