Lisa McNamara is in her first year at Holy Family. She is originally from Seattle, growing up just a few blocks away. She first started learning Spanish in 6th grade was hooked. She continued her studies at Western Washington University, graduating with degrees in Journalism and Spanish. After graduating college she moved to Spain where she worked as an English teacher for 8 years. While living in Spain, she also earned a Masters in Teaching from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas and a Masters in Spanish Language and Cultural Instruction from the Universidad Pontificia Salamanca. Lisa is very proud to be a member of the Holy Family community because she knows first hand the benefits of learning a new language.