Lisa L. Lewis

Lisa L. Lewis is a freelance journalist who covers the intersection of parenting, public health, and education. Her book, The Sleep-Deprived Teen: Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, And How Parents And Schools Can Help Them Thrive (Mango Publishing, June 2022), is an outgrowth of her previous work on the topic, including her role helping get California’s landmark law on healthy school start times passed. Her book received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and been described as “a call to action” by Arianna Huffington and “an urgent and timely read” by Daniel H. Pink.

Lisa has written for The Washington PostThe New York TimesThe Atlantic, and the Los Angeles Times, among others. She’s a parent to a teen and a recent teen who inspire much of what she writes about—everything from concussions and heat stroke to teenage sleep. She has a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, an MFA from Mills College, and a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley. Lisa lives in California with her husband, their high-schooler, and their polydactyl cat.

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