Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A., is the creator of popular travel website, We Said Go Travel. She is a passionate writer, educator, social media ninja, and speaker who has traveled to over one hundred countries and six continents. On National Television as a science teacher on the show Career Day, she was a 2012 nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. Niver was a 2014 nominee for the humanitarian award, the Charles Bronfman Prize. Niver writes for many publications including Wharton Business Magazine, USA Today, National Geographic, the Huffington Post, the Guardian and the Jewish Journal.
Industry Expertise (3)
Writing and Editing
Travel and Tourism
Areas of Expertise (5)
2012 Nominee for Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (professional)
The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th-grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. The award recognizes those teachers who develop and implement a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning
City of Los Angeles Certificate of Appreciation: We Said Go Travel (professional)
Thank you to Bill Rosendahl, City Councilmember and the City of Los Angeles for our Certificate of Appreciation for our leadership and community building in Los Angeles! Photo at http://www.wesaidgotravel.com
Festival of the Pacific (professional)
"Living Without Regret" Talks and Events in Malaysia (Penang and Kuala Lumpur) Philippines Guam Oahu Los Angeles University of Pennsylvania Webinar http://www.wesaidgotravel.com/festival-of-the-pacific
Traveling in Sin: A true tale of Transformation through LOVE & TRAVEL (professional)
"Traveling in Sin" is a love story and travel memoir rolled in to a single, enjoyable book.The travelers fell in love while traversing the Far East, and include 80 beautiful photos from their journey. As their adventures unfold, Niver-Rajna whittles her waistline while upping her confidence and Rajna learns to open his heart to the partner he proposes to toward the end of the trip. Niver-Rajna and Rajna tell an exciting tale filled with tears of joy and disaster as they share their love story.
University of Pennsylvania: BA, Women's Studies, Natural Science, Jewish Studies 1989
San Francisco State University: M.A., Education 1994
Presented Masters Thesis research on gender and childhood stereotypes at the California Association of Psychiatrists Conference.
Michelle Page, Fair Trade Art Dealer - Specializing in Signboard Art, Danger Dogs from Nepal - Folk Art from the Himalayas | Meet Plan Go Los Angeles
“Lisa has an incredible talent for inspiring people to overcome their fears in order to realize their dreams of long form travel. Her enthusiasm sets the pace for her ever-more popular events where people connect and help each other in their own areas of expertise. And she makes it all seem fun.” September 27, 2011
Doris Gallan, MBA, President, Speaker, Coach, Traveler, Baby Boomers Traveling | Meet Plan Go Los Angeles (part of National Event in 17 cities)
Lisa is a terrific organizer, manager and marketer of events. She was able to engage a great keynote speaker as well as a panel of world travelers to share their experiences, find a good location for our evening, and attract a sold out crowd. She coordinated all the details effortlessly and with her characteristically cheery mood. Lisa spoke very well in launching the evening and kept the excitement elevated as she outlined the agenda. She also ensured all contributors were recognized for their parts of the successful evening. I would recommend Lisa to organize and speak at any type of event but especially those dealing with travel.
Sherry Ott, Founder, Meet Plan Go and Ottsworld Travel | Meet Plan Go
Lisa's creativeness, enthusiastic work ethic, and relationship building skills were the key to her building a new audience in LA for the event. She did a great job of marketing and promoting the event. LA was a new city for us in 2011 and it was our highest attendance of our first-time cities. Her ability to organize her tasks and meet deadlines were the key to hosting a successful event. Lisa did social media marketing for the event, and conducted local public relations. In addition to event planning, she also was the emcee for the event and utilized her presentation skills to provide critical information and deliver 'calls to action'.
Marsha Walker Eastwood, MSHS, HS-BCP, Executive Producer and Co-Host, Together Again on Blogtalk Radio | Radio Show "Together Again"
“When it comes to wit and humor and knowledge of speed dating Lisa has her finger on the pulse of the dating public. She has been a repeat guest on Together Again and was well received by our audience each time!” January 24, 2012
Event Appearances (2)
Uncovering Jewish Morocco
We Said Go Travel Los Angeles, CA
Living Without Regret
Festival of the Pacific Malaysia, Philippines, Guam, Oahu, Los Angeles, UPenn webinar
Sample Talks (1)
Creating change in schools by integrating units. Students are more engaged, inspired and have the ability to be creative. See sample units: Third Grade Biomes with science, art, library and technology. Earth Science: Who Cares? Integrated politics, social issues and science along with letters to the President and Local leaders to save Tuvalu and create the Congo Conflict Free Minerals Act.
- Workshop Leader
- Author Appearance
- Corporate Training