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10 QUESTIONS for Lisa Fine

10 QUESTIONS for Lisa Fine

Lisa Fine was born and raised in Boston. She earned a B.A. from Cornell University in Foreign Languages and Linguistics, and then an M.B.A. in Marketing and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business Administration

In 1981, she moved to the Bay Area to work in marketing for small and medium-sized companies, as well as Fortune 500 corporations. After 10 years as a volunteer board member for the Humane Society in Berkeley, she became its executive director. “I am passionate about the nonprofit sector,” she said.

In 2007, she moved to San Diego and became executive director for a start-up diabetes research nonprofit to honor her mother who...