First Lady Lisa Bullock

First Lady lisa BullockLisa (Downs) Bullock was born in Helena, Montana. She is the oldest of six children in an Irish Catholic family. Her father was a psychology professor, and her mother a registered nurse.

Lisa graduated from the Helena public school system in 1985. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Carroll College in Helena, and attended graduate school at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California where she worked on her Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics.

She has worked for IBM, Northrop Grumman, MAXIMUS, Public Knowledge, and has taught high school mathematics and computer science. Currently, she is a Research & Development Manager for Court View Justice Solutions (CJS), a company that engineers, installs and supports justice information and process management systems. She also serves on the Carroll College Board of Trustees Board as well as the Montana Meth Project; and has served on the Boards of the Helena Area County Community Foundation and the Red Cross.

Along with her husband, Lisa is an advocate for feeding kids who come to school hungry. Through their initiative to alleviate childhood hunger in Montana, she assists with providing Breakfast after the Bell mini-grants to schools to increase school breakfast participation through innovative programs. She also helps to increase awareness and to support community organizations in this effort.

Lisa also helped start the Montana STEM Mentors. An initiative which asks women across Montana to become active leaders in their communities by mentoring young women who are interested in STEM related careers. She also serves as a Board Champion for the Montana Girls STEM Collaborative Project.

Lisa and her husband Steve have three children, Caroline, Alexandria, and Cameron. She regularly volunteers at her children's elementary school and coached her son's and daughters’ basketball teams. She enjoys skiing, playing basketball, hiking, and eating anything that's chocolate.