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Lisa Cantrell

Executive Director, Capital Storytelling

Lisa (she/her) is a psychologist, a professor at Sacramento State University, and the founder of Capital Storytelling. She holds a doctorate in Psychology and has spent nearly a decade training educators, physicians, researchers, and activists to use storytelling to communicate and transform themselves and their communities. You can find out more at her website:


Capital Storytelling is a nonprofit organization with the mission to empower individuals to tell their own true stories and, in doing so, to foster empathy, compassion, and connection. Real social change happens when we listen to one another’s stories, and we envision a world where all stories are heard.

Lisa Cantrell
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