Lisa Rosenberg
Lisa Rosenberg
At the nexus of science & art

Polymath Poet, Recovering Engineer


Trained as a scientist and poet, Lisa Rosenberg has a keen interest in the commonality between arts and sciences, and in accessibly framing that territory for exploration in many contexts and settings.  

Lisa holds degrees in physics and creative writing. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, she worked for many years in engineering, primarily in the space program. She also founded a marketing consulting practice, and was active in aviation as a private pilot.

Lisa served as the 2017-2018 Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, California, and is the author of A Different Physics, winner of the 2017 Red Mountain Poetry Prize. Her publication history spans literature and technology, including journals, anthologies, trade features, and research.  


“Wandering through the corridors and paths of these poems, we learn how to make a present out of the remnants of torn up pasts, the pieces carefully gathered and re-sewn; we discover how the freedom of flight is encumbered by the constraints of secrecy, familial obligations, and fears of failing.”

— Irena Praitis, 2017 Red Mountain Poetry Prize Judge

Lisa brings diverse tools of thought and craft to collaborative ventures and conversations, including speaker series, conference panels, workshops, and consulting engagements.

Her energy, insight, and polymath perspective are fueled by a lyric imagination and immersive experience:

  • product engineering and integration

  • human development and multimodal learning

  • design, fine and performing arts

  • educational outreach and public service

  • marketing and strategy in multiple technology sectors.

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