Lisa Jervis

Alumni (MIMS 2014)


Information organization, work practice studies, computer-supported cooperative work, user-centered design methods


Lisa Jervis is a principal at Information Ecology, a technology capacity-building consultancy serving the social justice sector. She has been building organizational infrastructure in progressive nonprofits for almost 20 years, combining administrative, operations, fundraising and program experience to bring a uniquely sharp diagnostic and strategic eye. She has successfully managed a wide variety of operations and technology projects in multiple organizations—from needs and tool assessment through implementation and training—including the deployment of cloud-based file server systems, the development of remote collaboration tool ecosystems, and CRM migrations.

She graduated from the MIMS program in 2014. Her work at the I School focused on information organization, work practice studies, computer-supported cooperative work, and user-centered design methods. Before attending UC Berkeley, she was the Finance and Operations Director at the Center for Media Justice, where she was responsible for (among other things) technology strategy, implementation, and training. She is the founding Editor and Publisher of Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, the founding board chair of Women in Media and News, a member of the advisory board of outLoud Radio, and an active leader in technology strategy and implementation at the East Bay Meditation Center.

In addition to her many writings for Bitch, her work has appeared in Ms., the San Francisco Chronicle, Utne, Mother Jones, the Women's Review of Books, Bust, the late and much-lamented Hues, Salon, the late but not-so-lamented Girlfriends, the late and also-lamented Punk Planet, the late and lamented-by-the-few-people-who've-heard-of-it LiP: Informed Revolt, Body Outlaws (Seal Press), The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order (Penguin), Tipping the Sacred Cow (AK Press), and Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape (Seal Press). She is the author of Cook Food: A Manualfesto for Easy, Healthy, Local Eating (PM Press) and the co-editor of Young Wives' Tales: New Adventures in Love and Partnership (Seal Press) and Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine (Farrar, Straus & Giroux).

Last updated:

March 28, 2023