Lisa A. Quaites was born in South Korea, but adopted to the United States and raised by a Black military family. She lived much of her life in America's Heartland, where she met her husband James. The couple raised two daughters, Capris and Candace, who also reside in the Midwest. Lisa's stepson, Chris, lives in Georgia with his wife and two children.
Results from a consumer DNA test uncovered Lisa's Caribbean roots and unexpectedly matched her with biological relatives. Faith & Favor is Lisa’s debut memoir detailing her personal journey to discover her birth family. This inspiring story highlights her redemptive resilience as she navigates the challenges of being a mixed-race Korean.
An IT professional by trade, Lisa travels for leisure as much as possible, plays volleyball and tennis, and loves the live music scene.