Lisa Cracchiolo Tush graduated from USC Annenberg’s School of Journalism with an emphasis in public relations in 1984 and worked in Los Angeles for close to 20 years at four PR agencies: Hill and Knowlton, Burson-Marsteller, Ketchum Public Relations and Ogilvy PR.
Much of her time was spent developing communications elements ranging from media materials to customer newsletters. She worked on numerous accounts including Bridgestone Tires, Epson Computers, Hilton Hotels, Metrolink commuter rail, and Star System ATM network. Additionally, she has experience in media relations and organizing special events.
In 2005, she obtained her teaching credential from Cal State L.A. and transitioned from PR to teaching language arts at the junior high level. She has taught at two L.A.-area Catholic schools for 10 years focusing on literary analysis and writing instruction.
In addition to occasionally substitute teaching, Tush volunteers at Cal Poly Pomona where she is an executive in residence in the business school. She works with students to prepare them for job interviews. She provides counsel on resumes, letters of recommendation, job selection, and interview skills.
She loves reading, traveling, cooking and watching HGTV. Her current favorite podcasts are Were you raised by wolves?, Southern Living’s Biscuits & Jam, and My Favorite Murder. Tush also has started writing travel articles for Playground-Earth.com.