All about moi

Hello, beautiful! 

My name is Jia Luo, but most people call me Lisa. 

I am a visual storyteller, facilitator, and researcher who is passionate about creativity, learning, and social justice. 

I document beautiful landscapes and people through different mediums of art including photography, film, digital art, and mixed-media.

I am fascinated with human behavior, which I did a deep dive in during my graduate studies in Educational Psychology at George Mason University and undergraduate studies in Economics at University of Michigan (go Blue!). 

I have served as a videographer for the District of Columbia Public Schools, filming and editing videos of instructional best practices to train teachers and principals on what good instruction looks like.

I have also served as a teaching artist, facilitator, and curriculum designer for digital storytelling and arts-based workshops that focus on developing social-emotional competencies for underserved youth and communities.

Currently, I work as a research project manager on the Program for Advancing Violence Education and Research at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Social Work.  I am committed to creating racially-informed and trauma-informed practices and research that improve services and outcomes for survivors of interpersonal violence such as intimate partner violence, sexual assault and violence,  human trafficking, and community violence. One of my life purposes is to fight the fight to dismantle the systemic racism that has perpetuated cycles of poverty, violence, and injustices for people of color in the United States and globally.

I love exploring and traveling this beautiful planet of ours. I am an avid enthusiast of yoga, live music, and home-cooked meals.

Currently based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the places that I will always call home include China, San Francisco, the greater metro Detroit area, and Washington DC.           

My hopes for my work is that it makes you pause for a moment and to feel. Something - anything

I encourage you to stick around and check out my new work on my blog. You can also purchase prints of my favorite images and take a peek at my photography services here.  

If you are interested in working together or would like a price quote, don't be shy! Click on "say hello" in the menu to send me a message. 

Let's get together and make some magic. 


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