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  Otondo, Lisa
NameLisa Otondo
Address1339 West 18th Place
Yuma, Arizona , United States
Born Unknown
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedRBH
Jun 02, 2012 02:54pm
InfoLisa is a second generation Arizonan, born and raised in Yuma. She comes from a close-knit farming family with a devotion to education and a history of community service.
She has a broad range of educational experiences. Not only has she lived and worked in five countries on four continents and learned four languages in addition to English, but she also has followed domestic and international policy all of her adult life. With a Bachelor's degree in Policy Studies, a Master's degree in International Administration and Management, and experience in Washington, Lisa is well equipped for the task of representing the interests of Arizona's Congressional District 7.

She has been an international affairs specialist, a business woman in import/export, a teacher, and a translator, and has worked as a flight crew member and cross-cultural commmunications instructor for American Airlines. Throughout her life, Lisa has also worked with many non-profit organizations.

Lisa, a forty-one year old energetic, motivated and determined New Democrat, believes in quality public education, affordable health insurance for all Americans, a strong military force, and a US leadership that will build global trading system that is sensitive to workers' rights and environmental concerns


Educational Experience:
La Universidad Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
L'Universite' Catolique de l'Ouest, Angers, Maine et Loire, France
Bachelor's Degree in International Policy Studies from Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA.
Master's Degree in International Public Administration and Management from Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA.
Lived in five countries on four continents and speak five languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Chinese.

Professional Experience:
English professor at the Guilin Geology Institute in China PRC.
International Affairs Specialist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the Department of Commerce, organizing international conferences and R&D programs relating to weather, environmental and oceanographic issues.
Partner in an import/export business selling refurbished medical equipment to Third World countries.
International Flight Attendant and Instructor of Cross-Cultural Communications at American Airlines.

Organizations and Volunteer Work:
APFA union member
Organized and implemented a non-profit English language program for refugees in the Washington, DC area.
Democratic precinct chairperson
Rotary Club charter member


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