Lisa Markovits is a multifaceted artist and social entrepreneur. Born and raised in New York, she studied Romance Languages (B.A.) at Cornell University, graduating magna cum laude, and international relations (M.A.L.D.) at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University. She moved to Quito, Ecuador over 25 years ago and continues to reside there. Her varied pursuits have always revolved around words and music and have ranged from corporate communications to professional jazz singing to facilitation of dialog circles as a certified community therapist. A founding member of Pa’Arriba Foundation and the founder and current director of the No Más en Ecuador project, she is the proud mother of two sons and a woman who is committed to leaving behind a better world than she found.