Lisa Potts

Lisa Potts

Communications & Impact Coordinator





Rochester, Minnesota


Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership


Favorite thing about Get2College

The work we do at WHEF and G2C is progressing Mississippi, helping it become a better place for all Mississippians, especially for those who don’t have easy access to quality resources. I also love my passionate, knowledgeable, and creative coworkers!

What she brings to Get2College

My previous experience is kind of like a good Gumbo – a little of this, a little of that but it all works well together. Moving to Mississippi in 2011 with Teach for America, I taught approximately 1200 students (ages PreK to 8th grade) as the Art Teacher for Hazlehurst Elementary and Middle School. Soon after teaching, I became the Creative Economy Program Manager with Visit Mississippi, working with creative businesses throughout the state. I also have expertise in graphic design, small business and non-profit marketing & outreach, strategic planning, political advocacy, and event planning.

More about Lisa

When I’m not at work, I enjoy running, reading, gardening, hanging out with friends and visiting family in Minnesota when I can. With my husband and two Catahoula dogs, you’ll find me outdoors kayaking, canoeing, or camping.

Affiliations and Awards

Active board member with Rainbow Food Co-op in Jackson, MS

Selected participant for Project M, a social design program for young designers.