Lisa Soricone

Lisa Soricone, PhD, serves as research director for JFF, helping low-skilled adults advance to family-supporting careers, while enabling employers to build and sustain a productive workforce. Specifically, she helps evaluate the success of programs that help adults succeed in community college, including Accelerating Opportunity and the Adult Degree Completion Project.

Before joining JFF, Lisa was a research and evaluation analyst at Commonwealth Corporation where she evaluated workforce development programs in Massachusetts, including the Workforce Competiveness Trust Fund and the Massachusetts Learn at Work Program. Before that, she served as research associate for the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, where she coauthored a series of guides for training adult education practitioners on how to integrate health literacy skill development into ABE/ESOL.

Lisa has a doctorate in community education and lifelong learning from Harvard University, a master’s degree in international education, also from Harvard, a degree in literature, linguistics, and French as a foreign language from Université Paul Valery in France, and a bachelor’s degree in French and political science from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.