Lisa Belzberg

Founder and President Emeritus, PENCIL

About Lisa

Dr. Lisa Belzberg is the Founder of the non-profit organization PENCIL (Public Education Needs Civic Involvement in Learning).

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She has worked for political campaign consultant David Garth, as a producer of The Charlie Rose Show, as a Principal at Leeds Equity Partners. Currently, she works as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and also the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at New York University and as a Senior Advisor at YearUp. Dr. Belzberg was named one of the “10 Most Influential New Yorkers” by New York magazine. She is an active Board member of OneFamily Fund, Action Canada, Theirworld, The JDC, served on The Governor’s NYS Education Reform Commission and sits on the Dean’s Council for NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education. Dr. Belzberg holds a B.A. from Barnard College, M.Sc. from The London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. in Education from New York University. She is the proud mother of 6 children.