Will Lerner, Great Communities Program Research Fellow


Will Lerner

Will Lerner is a candidate for a Master of Public Administration degree with the University of Colorado, Denver, on track to graduate at the end of 2022. Professionally, he serves communications specialist for Portland Japanese Garden, where his work entails media relations and the creation of content that helps share the Garden’s story.

Prior to his appointment to this role, Will served as producer of digital media for Yahoo’s news and entertainment divisions and an associate producer for daytime and late night television talk shows. Born and raised in New York’s Hudson Valley, Will enjoys spending time in the Pacific Northwest’s natural splendor, visiting museums and other cultural institutions, and is, disappointingly to most, a New York Yankees fan.