Lisa Desjardins Michaud was born and raised in Northern Maine, from a small town called Van Buren. She received her business degree from what was then known as NMTC. At the age of 30 she relocated to the Bangor area and applied for several positions at the University of Maine. She started at the University working in Sociology in January of 1996 and then at the Maine Center for the Arts.
A job position later opened at the Franco-American Centre for which she applied. She was hired on Sept. 4, 1996 as the Centre Secretary. In April of 1999 she was promoted to Communications Coordinator and has held that position till the present. She is the FAROG student group advisor and Managing Editor of the Centre’s publication, Le Forum. She has worked with and for many community people aiding them in genealogy research, discovering their roots. She is President of Chez-Nous a Chapter of the Royal Arcanum formerly known as ACA. She has worked in the preservation of our voices by digitizing oral history collections and also interviewing a few community members as well. Making these private collections available via the internet so that these voices can be accessible to all.