Kardos Jusino Enterprises is an investment and asset management company intended to support the principal’s personal mission to fund educational scholarships and programs including, but not limited to, women in STEAM initiatives as well as opportunities and programs focused on diversity and excellence in STEM.

Kardos Jusino Enterprises additionally supports the business, personal and philanthropic aspirations of the principal.

Current List of Organizations We Support:

New Jersey Institute of Technology

She’s the First

Saint James the Apostle Church

charity: water

CHD Coalition

Paper Mill Playhouse

Mentor U Connect

About the Founder

Lisa M. Kardos, Ph.D.

Dr. Lisa Kardos earned her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). She founded and previously sponsored the Kardos and Jusino Family Annual Scholarship in Memory of John F. Papetti, Sr. and the Lisa M. Kardos ’04H ’06 ’15 and Fernando Jusino Annual Scholarship. Lisa currently serves as a Key Contributor to the Lois Chipepo Women with STEAM Scholarship.

A keynote speaker on the university level, Dr. Kardos enjoys helping college students and young professionals overcome challenges and achieve their dreams. An earlier role of advising undergraduates as the Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program in Chemical Engineering (NJIT), in addition to her years of experience helping students as an Adjunct Professor, inspired her to write her first book, Optimize for Victory. An Amazon bestseller, her book ranked #15 in Women and Business upon its release.

Since the publication of her first book, Dr. Kardos has released two additional titles: Optimize Your Productivity and Success Blueprint. She additionally provides performance management consulting/coaching. And, given her passion and interest in creative endeavors, she also writes a successful ongoing mystery series under her pen name, Lizzie Benton.

In addition to her academic experience and achievements, Dr. Kardos advanced her career in the chemical industry. She started as a Process Engineer (Infineum; a joint-venture of Exxonmobil and Shell) and advanced to the role of Site Technical Manager (Anderol Specialty Lubricants, a Division of Chemtura Corporation), where she managed three departments and mentored colleagues of various experience levels.

When Dr. Kardos is not working on her educational and philanthropic initiatives, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.



Please note that we are not accepting scholarship requests at this time since we provide the funding directly to universities for the scholarships we support. Please check with your respective university if you are interested in scholarship opportunities.