Risa Isard

Risa Isard

Senior Program Associate

Risa Isard joined the Sports & Society Program in June 2014 and is co-author of Project Play's physical literacy report.

Risa Isard joined the Sports & Society Program in June 2014 and is co-author of Project Play’s physical literacy report. Prior to her role at the Institute, she served as the community relations coordinator for the Fresno Grizzlies, then the Triple-A Affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Isard graduated cum laude from Duke University with a specialized degree in “Social Change at the Intersection of Culture, Gender, and Sports.” She also received honors for her thesis titled “Towards a Level Playing Field: The Faces and Forces Behind Title IX and Women’s Educational Equality, 1969-1975.” A long-time advocate of using sports as a platform for social change, Risa has been published on espnW and Generation W. She can be followed @RisaLovesSports and reached at risa.isard@aspeninst.org