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Lisa Potts

Communications & Impact Coordinator

Hometown

Rochester, Minnesota

Education

Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

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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.