Lishamarie Cruz

Career Pathway Program Manager, Hartford

Before joining ReadyCT, Lishamarie worked as a community engagement specialist for the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC); during some of that time, she also served as a varsity baseball coach and school athletic director. 

Lishamarie brings to her work a passion for helping students make knowledgeable decisions about their futures. She strives to ensure students get access to all the tools and resources they need to be successful after graduating high school. 

Aligned with the mission of ReadyCT, Lishamarie is looking to leverage her past experiences and education to provide work-based learning opportunities for Bulkeley High School students in the public service pathway.

Lishamarie holds both a bachelor’s degree in public policy and advocacy and a master’s degree in management, with a graduate certificate in contemporary project management from the University of Saint Joseph (West Hartford, CT). Outside of ReadyCT, she loves the beach, working out, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

I truly believe that all students are destined for greatness. Some just lack the knowledge, tools, and resources to help them understand that they have so much to offer the world! It just takes one person to make a huge impact in students’ lives, and I am honored to be a part of an organization that focuses on empowering, teaching, and prioritizing the success of our future generation.