Meet Lisa Reichstein
The Higher Education Consulting Group Consultant: Lisa Reichstein
Current Position: HEAG Financial Aid Consultant
Tell us a little about yourself. I have been in financial aid for 29 years, starting as a temporary file clerk and working my way up to the Financial Aid Director at a community college located in North Carolina. I have been married for 31 years and have two sons, ages 25 and 28.
What do you enjoy most about your current position at HEAG? The thing I love the best is helping someone at a school find an easier way to run a process for their office and streamline their practices.
What makes HEAG unique or special compared to your work experiences elsewhere? Everyone that works at HEAG comes from different types of colleges and have a wealth of information and knowledge. I love having the opportunity to travel to other schools and being able to meet a lot of new people.
Before working for HEAG, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? While in college I worked at Krispy Kreme near the campus of East Carolina University on weekends. I served coffee and donuts. My future husband was a police officer who came in to get coffee and I met him there.
When you’re not consulting, what kind of other hobbies/interests do you have? I enjoy doing renovations in our home and when not doing that I sew and spend time at our camper at the beach.
What is something few people know about you? That I sewed my own wedding dress and veil.
Lisa will be representing HEAG at this year’s NCASFAA Conference in April. If you see her, make sure to say hello!