Lisa Royer is a long-time Kingston Resident who is committed to fighting for Justice to all. Motivated by the experiences her children had in Public Schools, Lisa began organizing around issues of Police Brutality, and Education Injustice.
As Outreach Organizer, Lisa is building with people in the community which she lives in order to make a real systemic change that will provide real opportunities to people of Kingston.
Lisa was born and raised in Kingston, NY. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Biology from SUNY College at Brockport. While obtaining her Bachelors degree, Lisa was able to study abroad twice on San Salvador Island in The Bahamas. She went on to earn a Master of Science in Environmental Health and Safety Management from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Lisa values spirituality and the healing that it inspires. Based on her own healing experience, she understands that healing is a journey, not a destination, and she believes that empathy can lead to empowerment. Lisa brings this intention to her work at Rise Up every day.
Lisa has been volunteering with Rise Up Kingston since February 2019, and joined the staff as Community Organizer in October 2019. She considers herself lucky to have stumbled onto a career path that suits her perfectly. Lisa is looking forward to growing and learning with Rise Up Kingston.
When she’s not out organizing in the community, Lisa enjoys singing very loudly around the house, dancing in her kitchen to reggae music, playing with tarot cards and eating garlic plantain chips. She also owns an assortment of knee high socks. Lisa chooses to spend her dollars with Fair Trade companies as another way to give back.
COMMUNICATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Stephanie is a first generation biracial designer, writer, and organizer. She has lived, loved, and worked here in the Hudson Valley since adolescence. She is the founder and editor of the rag, a radical feminist zine, and has the privilege to be co-organizer of the Radical Liberation Project.
As the Communications and Development Coordinator, she is ready to utilize her skills outside the constructs of capitalism and to instead empower those impacted by the traumas of supremacy and oppression.
Stephanie lives in Kingston with her feisty kid, and considers the dismantling of all barriers to collective and personal liberation her lifelong work.