Winner of the 2011 Sophie Kerr Prize

The largest-sum literary award in the United States

I am a seeker of stories who brings non-fiction to life on the page.

I specialize in communications for social impact and love the challenge of helping nonprofits, social enterprises, and human-centered tech companies tell their stories. My work has been featured on channels such as Devex, the #1 source for development news, and Change Creator Magazine. I've developed content for clients ranging from tech start-ups to well-established community organizations, and crafted communications strategies for $1M+ international development agencies.

I believe every word matters. Each piece I craft is concise, compelling, and ready to inspire your audience to take action.

My background in cultural anthropology is evident in my human-centered approach to writing. I develop meaningful messages for target audiences by speaking to their values, norms, and worldview. Learn more about my process and visit my portfolio.

Human-centered approach

From helping a misunderstood community tell its story to creating an authentic voice for a tech brand, connecting with individuals is at the root of my writing.

Learn how I helped the National Sikh Campaign connect with everyday Americans and reclaim their own narrative →

storytelling for good

Whether you are a nonprofit or a social-minded enterprise, your stories are your most valuable asset. I can transform your everyday work into share-worthy stories that inspire and engage.

Learn how I used storytelling to refresh the voice of a quarter-century-old disability rights organization

Lisa is amazing. She quickly grasped the theme and tone of the project and provided drafts that required very little, if any revisions. She is an excellent writer that I highly recommend.
— Robert Bauer, Development Director, Living Opportunities

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