Lise was born and raised in Alaska and holds a degree in Economics and Accounting from Claremont McKenna College. She worked as a CPA in Seattle, Washington and Zurich, Switzerland. She then helped establish a Financial Analyst Group for the Energy Division of a major oil company in Oslo, Norway. As a dual Norwegian and US Citizen, her interest in world cultures has taken her to many exciting places, including her return to Anchorage, Alaska. Lise has a passion for Music and Sports playing the piano professionally at various venues and participating in Ironman Triathlon Competitions. She is currently the President and CEO of the Alaska World Affairs Council. She is married and has two boys who inspire her every day.