Our Guardian: Lisa Sanger Blinn
Lisa is a seeker, bon vivant, Red Tent siSTAR, and Guardian of the Sacred Journey. As a certified Death Midwife, she believes passionately in the importance of our ancestral bonds, as well as exploration through travel, story, art play, genealogy, shrine work, reunion and most importantly, the conduct of our everyday lives as intentional pilgrimage. Lisa was the catalyst and facilitator for the Pearland Red Tent prior to the unification of the Houston Red Tents, served on the rotating circle of Brigid’s Place, and is a tireless advocate for the empowerment of women and protection of their fundamental personal and political rights through her work with the Sneaker Sisters.
In her work life at Rice University, Lisa is a gifted program manager of the IBB Girls BioScience Initiative who works to increase opportunities for Houston's underrepresented minority students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and also connect those students with the myriad of cultural, business, social, environmental and outdoor opportunities in the vibrant Texas Gulf Coast. Additionally, Lisa is a skilled Associate Director at the Institute of Bioscience and Bioengineering (IBB) with significant experience building complex collaborative relationships, budgeting, grant writing and program design for both public and private enterprises. She is always interested in new project development, infrastructure design, and challenging collaborative partnerships between academic and private ventures. She seeks to model the sacred journey in all relationships, personal and professional, and facilitates the growth of others with probing questions, wise counsel, and non-judgemental guidance.