Prior to joining Welcoming America, Lisa Brathwaite served as the Atlanta Contributor for Blackgivesback.com, where she covered African-American philanthropy-focused events and lifestyles. Throughout her career in nonprofits, Brathwaite has leveraged her writing talent in varying fundraising capacities with the Carter Center, Goizueta Business School at Emory University, Junior Achievement of Georgia, Adopt-A-Grandparent Program, and the Juvenile Justice Fund.
A graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park, Brathwaite holds a B.S. in Community Studies with a concentration in Public Policy. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and delights in living creatively with her husband and two children.