Lisa Bornstein (she/her) lives in Washington, DC with her fiance Brooke. I recently started a new job as the COO and General Counsel at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, after 5 years at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. My skills bridge the intersection of empathy and operations. As a white, Jewish, straight, cisgender, Gen X woman committed to civil rights and racial and social justice, I am on a constant journey to understand and engage more deeply on issues of equity, inclusion and belonging and intergenerational understanding. My goal is to generate joy and soul within my organization, and to support and champion the staff while they do the important work of fighting poverty.