Lisann (she/her/ella) knew she was on the right path when an elder oral storyteller once complimented her on her interviewing skills.
She is a Cuban American writer, producer, and reporter with a passion for increased access to knowledge, storytelling, and community. She’s worked closely with local organizations, specifically those that expose children and teens in history, the arts and literature. Through her career and volunteer experience, she’s directly witnessed how community organizing geared toward empowering girls and gender-expansive youth of Color is essential in creating the equity necessary for a just world. Gaining this perspective has guided her toward political advocacy, investment in arts organizations, and groups that prioritize the health and safety of girls of Color.
Her career began in media at WPBT, South Florida’s PBS station, as a production assistant on their local arts program. Later, she worked at WLRN, South Florida’s NPR Station, covering local and national stories as a radio reporter, producer, anchor, and social media producer.
She also coordinated an oral histories project for the History Miami Museum called “Miami Stories.” It was a written, visual, and audio project where Miami residents could share their personal history living in the city to archive in the museum, have them published in “The Miami Herald”, and aired on the radio. Since 2019, she’s produced a podcast called “Now That We’re Friends” for O, Miami, a poetry festival exposing Miami-Dade residents to poetry each April.
She was Digital Editor at Project Pulso, a progressive Latinx digital media organization focused on increasing the political engagement of Latinos in the United States, and she produced two seasons of “The Pulso Podcast”.
She splits her time between her hometown of Miami, FL, traditional territory of the Seminole, Taino, and Tequesta people, and Jersey City, NJ, traditional territory of the Munsee Lenape people.