Social Justice Advocate & Semi-Famous Tweeter Lands at M&C

M&C is pleased to announce Lis Schumacher has recently joined the team as a Copywriter.

Lis and Zi’yerra “Zippy” near the finish line at a Girls on the Run race.

Lis and Zi’yerra “Zippy” near the finish line at a Girls on the Run race.

Prior to joining M&C, Lis interned for several local organizations, including Operation Breakthrough and the Boy Scouts Heart of America Council. She’s an experienced writer and communicator, and looks forward to working with a wide range of nonprofit organizations at M&C.

Lis is a firm believer that one small act of kindness can change the world, and every person is deserving of human dignity.

At Rockhurst University, she was involved with organizations that embraced these words and carried out them out daily. She joined the social justice club on campus, which gave her the opportunity to lobby twice about immigration and criminal justice in Washington, D.C.

She also advocated on behalf of her campus’s Fair Trade Initiative to both faculty and students. Rockhurst was named the first Fair Trade Designated University in Missouri last year.

When there was a need for an interfaith group on campus, she helped create SEEK (Spiritually Engaging Everyone’s Knowledge), which provides people of all faiths with a space to connect, learn and grow with one another.

One of her favorite activities in her free time is coaching a Girls on the Run team. This program builds self-confidence in girls, empowers them to believe in their limitless potential, and integrates running with the end goal of running a 5k together that completes the season. Whether she is learning the newest “hip” dances from the girls, being the go-to piggyback ride giver, or simply seeing one of the girls cross the 5k finish line with a big smile on her face, every moment she spends as coach is a gift she is beyond grateful for.

Fun fact: One of Lis's tweets has been featured on a Buzzfeed article. Unfortunately, it was about the breakup of one of her favorite Hollywood couples.

Another fun fact: she loves to kayak but does not know how to swim, so it is always an interesting adventure.

Final fun fact: Malala Yousafzai liked one of her tweets. Lis hopes to someday reach that level of friendship with Beyoncé.