Lisa Rizzo

Lisa Rizzo

Research Analyst, John Ball Zoo

Lisa is adopted from S. Korea, but grew up in Grand Rapids, MI. After graduating with a degree in philosophy, she lived in Korea for 3 years, and then returned to America to fulfill her dream of working at John Ball Zoo. She has had a Research Analyst/DBA role for over 5 years, providing a wide variety of responsibilities coordinating many projects and software systems. Her newest projects have involved launching ecommerce membership store, animal sponsorship program, annual fundraiser mobile auction and more. She is versed in large data integrations, SQL, HTML/CSS, Crystal Reporting, Omatic Software, a variety of Blackbaud products, and completed Blackbaud Certification in 2018. She loves learning how to leverage and connect innovative technology ideas with her donors all for the mission of inspiring conservation.

The quote “wisdom is in knowing you know nothing” drives her excitement for continual learning, sharing and working with others.