Prevention Magazine: “Go For It” in print January 2014:
Lisa Niver Rajna says: “Staying active is my passport to adventure.”
When the travel industry went into a tailspin after 9/11, I lost my job as a senior assistant cruise director. Heartbroken over the fact that my days of traveling had come to an end, I wound up back at home, consoling myself with ice cream and chocolate-covered almonds. I was at my heaviest when I met my future husband, George Rajna. George had spent two years in the Peace Corps and was always looking for his next adventure. I quickly realized that it was time for me to get back in shape—for me, for him, and for all of the amazing trips we could take together.
Success Story in PRINT:
Weight Loss in First for Women Magazine
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Travel: First Trip Together
“Now-experienced Los Angeles traveler Lisa Niver Rajna remembers checking into a hotel on her first trip with her future husband, George, (who booked it) and hearing a dog barking. Later, they saw a dog in a car outside the hotel. Yep, it was a hotel that welcomed dogs — and every room seemed to have one. Neither cared for the noise, the smell or the dogs themselves. Bad start.” Read the whole article.
Westside Today: Local Brentwood Teacher Does Good
On Saturday, September 29, 2012 KTLA’s “Career Day” will invite viewers in to science teacher Lisa Niver Rajna’s classroom and see first hand how she inspires her Kindergarten through sixth grade students by integrating science concepts in an engaging way that connects with our community.
Being able to explain the Ho Chi Ming Trail, all about Nomads and Gers in Mongolia, as well water issues around the world with both photos and video from her personal perspective engages students of all ages. Find out how Lisa Niver Rajna does it on KTLA Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 1:00pm. Read the full article here.
Walk Fit Challenge: The Day I walked Across that Street
Teaching Success Story: Science Fair Projects with Real World Impact
Making Real-world Connections For Lisa, tying science exploration to real-world events, issues, and problems is all part of the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education process. In her classroom, science is not a standalone subject. Instead, Lisa teaches science as a subject that is connected to everything. “I work hard to make sure they see the connections between what we are studying in class and life outside the classroom,” says Lisa. Her classroom lessons and discussions include social issues, global concerns, and examples from other countries, steps she takes to broaden her students’ understanding and awareness of the world around them. “Making connections between science and real life as well as science and other subjects is a major focus of my teaching,” explains Lisa. “I integrate with art, library, and as many teachers as possible. Students need to see how science is connected to everything.” Read the entire article.
Cited as an Expert on Huffington Post
As a teacher expert in the Huffington Post : Back To School 2012: Teachers Reveal Parents’ Biggest Divorce Mistakes
In Green Living Magazine on teaching science with real world applications: Science vs. Nutrition the GMO debate