CSU Magazine - Summer 2020

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Lisa Grant ’17 Master of Science, supply chain management

Art To me art is our imagination rooted in reality. It’s taking our creative subconscious thoughts and giving it life, something concrete. Every year in elementary school we drew and cut out a heart shaped card, and my card always looked like an apple. I could never get that perfect shaped heart, and I kept telling myself I’m not good with art. But art is not perfection, and that’s the beauty of art.

The need to create The scripture says God gives seeds to the sower. Our talents are purposely created to help those around us. And writing brings me clarity; I’m compelled to do it. I usually have my cell phone with me at all times, so I often record memos and keep notes on my phone. Favorite form of expression My favorite form of expression is writing. In 2015 my mom suffered a massive stroke, and I was suddenly inspired to start writing. I wrote freely; it was an opportunity to express myself and gain control of my emotions. Professional goal I’m expanding my real estate business while writing my second children’s book. Also, my goal is to be a TED speaker and host an episode of HGTV’s “House Hunters Family.”

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Role of art in life Art is a vital role in our daily lives; it’s joyful, analytical, fun, and improves our wellbeing. Art is everywhere. From the design of our bed covers, the music we listen to, style of clothing and classic movies like “The Wizard of Oz.” We’re introduced to art from the beginning as a baby – nursery rhymes, storytelling, singing the baby shark dance. Art will be here forever. Favorite piece My first children’s book, Maria Patia: Away We Go! As a real estate agent, one of my passions is using the arts to help children cope with the moving and relocating process. Many families, especially military families, face the possibility of moving, and this can be a traumatic experience for kids. I want to add value and make the process less stressful for families; I hope my collection of books can do just that.

Art students work on drawings in the Art Studio. Photo by Richard Esposito

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Lisa Grant Photo by Frozen Time Photography

Best career advice The best way to advance your career is by having the courage and confidence to ask for things: ask for that promotion, ask for a raise, ask for that position you’ve been waiting on. Confidence is the difference between existing and excelling at work. Lisa Grant grew up in Awendaw and currently lives in Northern Virginia. She is a proud mother to her teenage son, Courey. In addition, she is a Real Estate Agent and founder of See Wee Homes, LLC.

Members of the Pride of the Lowcountry march in the annual Homecoming parade. Photo by Richard Esposito

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