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Lisa Xia


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Chicago, IL

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Lisa is an avid global traveler, having visited more than 40 countries, most on a shoestring budget. She has lived and worked in China, France and the United States and speaks English, Mandarin, French and fairly poor Spanish.Lisa is originally from Changchun, China, but was raised largely between cultures for more than 20 years in the United States. Her family was the subject of a 2011 full-length documentary named “Mulberry Child”, based off the book Mulberry Child and narrated by Jacquelyn Bisset, in which she played a key character. As part of her continued work with the film, she actively speaks about assimilation and her own cultural mishaps growing up among a Millennial generation of immigrants.Lisa works in Edelman’s Business + Social Purpose practice, where she specializes in consulting, strategy building and communications, helping clients build their citizenship, social responsibility and sustainability platforms. With a background in PR, public affairs and international government relations, Lisa has particular interest in social issues and development. She previously spent several years serving as the China program manager for Chicago Sister Cities International, under Chicago Mayor Daley’s Office of International Relations. Lisa also currently sits on the executive committee of the Chicago Sister Cities International China Committee and on the leadership board of CHICAGO+acumen, a local chapter of Acumen Fund.