Lisa S. Hoffstein has devoted her professional life to urban education and community development. She has spent most of her career designing and implementing programs that provide opportunity and support for inner-city children. Hoffstein, a New York native, came to Philadelphia to the University of Pennsylvania, obtaining a Masters in Education. Following several years of classroom teaching Hoffstein earned her MBA from The Wharton School and applied her passions to developing and managing programs for urban communities. Lisa has an MBA in Public Policy and Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, a Masters of Education from The Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Pennsylvania In 2006, Ms. Hoffstein founded The Katie At The Bat Team — A Nonprofit Helping Kids Hit Home Runs In Life. Using athletics to build physical and emotional health, literacy and resilience, the organization assists underserved youth throughout Philadelphia. She has previously served for 14 years as the National Executive Director for the Milken Young Entrepreneurs Program and the University Community Outreach Program, is a founding board member at Freire Charter Schools in Philadelphia and the founding Director of the Wharton West Philadelphia Project. She is currently a mentor at Women of Tomorrow, empowering at-risk girls to succeed. She is a New York native, currently lives in Philadelphia and is an avid competitive tennis player.