Liza “Lisa” Barratachea was born and raised in San Antonio. Before graduating from Texas A&M University in College Station, she attended St. Paul’s Catholic School and Providence High School.
She has more than 20 years of advocacy experience in public policy and public affairs, working on local, regional, state, and federal policy issues. She established three organizations, restructured two reputable institutions, and worked as an advisor or staff for elected officials at the municipal and state levels.
Liza, her daughter Emelia, and her dog Cooper live just South of downtown near the beautiful San Antonio River.