About Lisa

As a social worker and active community member, Lisa Coriale is committed to using her experience and talents to encourage the people in her hometown of Kamloops, BC and beyond. She is currently on the Mayor's Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities and holds the title of Citizen at Large for the City of Kamloops.

She earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2007. Not willing to rest on her past achievements, she continues to take on new challenges in her personal, spiritual and professional life. Writing is one of her passions and she has attended writing conferences and taken writing workshops. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Journalism Degree at Thompson Rivers University and is a regular contributor to the Omega, the campus newspaper.

In March 2010, Lisa published an article in The Tyee about how people with disabilities are represented in the media. She very much enjoys learning new writing techniques and using a variety of multi-media tools to convey social justice and cultural stories.

She has a passion to advocate for people with disabilities, aboriginal people, young adults and teens. Favorite pastimes include spending time with family and friends, going for walks, listening to music and audio books and connecting with other people. Kindness in its many forms is a source of joy.

Recently she has begun speaking at community, professional and educational venues and likes to share her story with people in hopes that it will inspire them to overcome their own challenges, dream big and reach their goals.