Lisa Bio 2

Lisa Mastny

Senior Editor and Director of Publications

Lisa comes to New Dream with more than two decades of experience in the environmental and sustainability fields. 

In addition to helping with the New Dream website and outreach efforts, she provides editing and communications support to a variety of nonprofit and international organizations, including Food & Water Watch, the UN Environment Programme, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and REN21. 

Previously, Lisa worked for nearly 20 years at the Worldwatch Institute, an environmental think tank where she initially served as a researcher on issues ranging from green purchasing and consumerism to sustainable tourism and environmental governance. She later was promoted to senior editor and spent many years editing Worldwatch's monthly magazine as well as the annual State of the World report, among other publications. 

Most recently, Lisa was editor of the book EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet (Island Press, 2017), exploring the need to both teach students to be bold sustainability leaders as well as equip them with the skills necessary to survive the turbulent century ahead. She is passionate about the need to expand education to include social and emotional learning, among other critical skills.

Lisa also worked briefly at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and with Greenways/Zelene Stezky, a group seeking to promote cultural preservation and sustainable tourism in the Czech Republic. She is active in her local community both as a parent and as a proponent of community organizing efforts.

Lisa received her B.A. in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University and joint M.A. degrees in International Relations and Environmental Management from Yale University. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time outside and exploring new places. She lives in Durango, Colorado, with her husband and two daughters.