US Internships Coordinator
Lisa Sturis has worked in the heritage industry for over 10 years in both the public and private sectors in Australia. Lisa started her career as Heritage Officer at the National Trust where she was responsible for research, significance assessments, review of development applications and government policy and strategy, and archive management. Lisa later moved into private practice where she was employed in small consultancies in Sydney and Melbourne and was engaged by government, private individuals, companies and community groups in developing conservation management plans, heritage advice, heritage impact statements, interpretation plans and photographic archival recordings.
In 2013, Lisa returned to the National Trust in Perth and actively works with local governments and community organisations. Lisa also assists in developing management plans and strategies for places under the National Trust’s custodianship.
With a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Heritage and History (Double Major) from Curtin University and Master in Urban Planning from RMIT, Lisa has had the opportunity to study abroad in Latvia, Germany, Mexico and Vietnam which has exposed her to an international perspective. Lisa takes a broad approach to heritage conservation and management with particular interest in how heritage places and stories influence and shape our urban environments.