Lisa Heyamoto is a narrative journalist and professional educator. With a decade of experience as a columnist and reporter at major metro news organizations, she is a skilled storyteller with the ability to work across multiple media platforms.
As an award-winning journalism instructor at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, she cultivates the next generation of journalists by combining foundational skills with critical thinking and digital agility. She coordinates the SOJC’s multimedia storytelling sequence, Gateway to Media, as well as several experiential learning programs in such locations as New York, Cuba and Sri Lanka.
Her research and creative work focuses on community-building through storytelling.