Lisa Riggsbee

Lisa Riggsbee is a student at University of North Carolina- Asheville (UNCA) where she is a Health and Wellness Promotion major with minors in Psychology and Mass Communication.   Lisa was recently named a Community Engaged Scholar by UNCA for her outstanding achievements in community wellness promotion.  Having a passion for writing and community wellness promotion, Lisa began working with the YMCA of Western North Carolina Healthy Living Pantry expansion project in January 2014 in an effort to expand the reach of the program and has since more than quadrupled pantry participation. When she is not in the classroom, you can find Lisa enjoying the sunshine on a hike or hanging out with a good cup of coffee. Lisa will graduate in Spring 2015 from UNCA at which time she hopes to pursue a career in community and public health. 


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Lisa Riggsbee is a student at University of North Carolina- Asheville (UNCA) where she is a Health and Wellness Promotion major with minors in Psychology and Mass Communication. Having a passion for writing and community wellness promotion, Lisa began working with the YMCA of Western North Carolina Healthy Living Pantry expansion project in January 2014 in an effort to expand the reach of the program and has since more than quadrupled pantry participation. This is her Y. Her words. Her story.  more

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