Lisa Fischer is an independent video producer and multimedia storyteller based in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to iPondr, her work has appeared in Jezebel, CNN, Vox Explainer Studio, Insider, Lonely Planet, Great Big Story, MTV News, and more. She is committed to uplifting unique and compelling stories that encourage viewers and listeners to reflect on our shared humanity and call them to action. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram at @heylisamichelle.

All Stories by Lisa Fischer

December 1, 2021

A mid-career gap year helped one woman take charge of her own life

Even though she had always wanted to take time off to travel, Amber J. Adams didn’t see many of her peers taking gap years. But being laid off from her job in New York was the sign she needed to pack her bags for a nine-month trip around the world.

November 30, 2021

'The perfect bridge'

Covid-19 restrictions at Olivia Dabinett’s college and a long lockdown period, turned her into an unexpected ‘gap year kid.’

October 11, 2021

A two-time Olympic skier’s search for the smell of success

Many athletes have tried to invoke “the zone,” but when former freestyle mogul skier Michelle Roark was training for the Olympics, she turned visualization into a science. Roark concocted an original fragrance to wear and refocus her energy on the slopes, which would become her signature ski scent.