Lisa Abbott is Deputy Organizing Director for Just Transition with Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC), a statewide social justice organization. She joined KFTC’s staff in 1992 and served as KFTC’s organizing director from 2002 to 2015. In her current role she coordinates work on Just Transition, sustainable energy, and climate change. In addition to her board role with New World Foundation, Lisa is a Trustee of the Leadership Fund of the Solutions Project. She was instrumental in the formation of the Student Environmental Action Coalition (1988-1992). She holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Maryland at College Park and a BS in Biology from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.