Lisa Ronald is Wildlands Communications Coordinator at the University of Montana's Wilderness Institute. As a long-time partner, Lisa and the University of Montana play a critical role toward meeting the Carhart mission. Lisa started in her position in 2003 and has guided Wilderness Connect to become the go-to source for all things wilderness. Her contacts within the wilderness community and varied background in conservation, science, distance learning, new media, and technology continue to facilitate diverse partnerships with government, academia, corporations, and non-profits. Since 2012, Lisa has led communications, event planning, and fundraising for national projects including the 50th Wilderness Conference and a variety of other high profile activities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the National Wilderness Workshop and the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Prior to joining the Wilderness Institute, Lisa worked as both a journalist and private sector website developer. Lisa holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry, a B.A. degree in Journalism and an M.S. degree in Forestry, all from the University of Montana.