“Hudson Link offers an opportunity, but it’s the students themselves who grasp that opportunity and use it to change their own lives and the lives of others.”
After Lisa Wells and her husband Peter attended the 2013 graduation ceremony at Sing Sing, they were hooked on the organization and its mission. She joined the Board a few months later.
“Hudson Link offers an opportunity, but it’s the students themselves who grasp that opportunity and use it to change their own lives and the lives of others,” she says. “That’s what is so inspiring about this organization – those who benefit from the programs we offer are the ones who work the hardest to achieve our shared goals.”
Ms. Wells is a native of Virginia but has spent most of her adult life in and around New York City. She is now retired after a 34-year legal career, most of it with JPMorgan Chase & Co. She holds a law degree from the University of Virginia, an MA in French Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BA from Sweet Briar College. Before attending law school, Ms. Wells taught at the middle school, high school, and college levels. She chairs the Board’s Academic Program Committee and also serves on the Alumni Services Committee. She has taught in Hudson Link’s pre-college preparatory program at Sing Sing and serves as a coach for incarcerated speakers in Hudson Link’s Beyond the Block speakers series.