Lis Martin, Senior Copywriter

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Hometown:

Cary, N.C.

Education:

Lis earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago, where she studied English with a focus on creative writing. She also has a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Traits and talents:

Lis is a great listener, writer and collaborator, as well as a grammar queen.

Work history:

Before Lis joined The Simons Group, she worked as a reporter for the SouthtownStar and the Aurora Beacon News. She covered everything from elections to murders to the best local bartenders.

Will bend over backward for:

Her family and friends. Also, for a cookie.

Extracurricular activities:

Lis’ two biggest hobbies complement each other well: eating and exercising. She runs and practices yoga, and also loves to cook at home and try new restaurants around the city. The best meal she’s ever had was at Alinea.