Liz Russell

Liz Russell

moved to Chicago over a decade ago after growing up in a suburb so flat she could see the skyline from its main road. She started her career in marketing in 2014 but knew it was time for a change when meeting with her college-aged employees was the highlight of her day.

In her role with Poema, Liz recruits and trains mentors from local churches to come alongside college students, helping them to navigate their college years while empowering them for just and fruitful lives. Liz also gets to partake in the joy of mentorship, meeting with college students in her favorite city among her other duties.

When she isn’t out with Poema students or in classes for her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Liz can be found hanging out with her husband and cats, sipping coffee at a local coffee shop, or swimming in Lake Michigan with friends.