Lais Lacher, MBA
Director of Communications


Lais is passionate about finding creative ways to help people/improve the world. She is particularly passionate about creating opportunities for children and youth. She founded Fotos For Favelas in 2011 which raised funding for children living in the Rocinha slum of Rio de Janeiro.  She became a Social Innovation fellow in 2017 with Startingbloc. 


Lais has implemented strategic innovation in digital and broadcast media at iHeartRadio. She also was a consultant at Deloitte where she worked with federal clients improving business strategy and implementing analytics. 


Lais received her MBA in marketing from the SMU Cox School of Management where she was a Forte Fellow and president of the Net Impact club which promotes the use of socially conscious business practices. She also has a BA in international relations from American University.   Lais enjoys unique group workouts such as obstacle races and acro yoga. She also enjoys photography and fashion; she was formerly a reporter at New York Fashion Week. Lais travels extensively and has been to over 30 countries.