Our Team

Conor Donnan

Our team consists of people from different backgrounds and different lived experiences. We hold wide-ranging political views, and we all value respectful and engaging debate.  Divided We Fall’s team believes it is our duty to our readers to promote spirited debate and non-partisan news. Our organization needs reporters and editors, visual and graphics artists, and audience experts. Please contact us if you believe in our mission and you would like to become involved.


Joe Schuman
Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Joe Schuman is the founder and editor-in-chief of Divided We Fall. In this capacity, he works to set the mission of the organization and to build the team to meet that vision. Joe works as a civilian for the Department of Defense creating new pathways to national security service for STEM students. Joe is a Civil Engineering Officer in the Maryland Air National Guard and a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Conor Donnan
Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Managing Editor

Conor Joseph Donnan is the COO and Managing Editor of Divided We Fall. His duties include managing the writing and editing team, increasing readership, fundraising, and building Divided We Fall's vision. Outside of Divided We Fall, Conor is a doctoral candidate in the History Department at the University of Pennsylvania, and he is on the board of a compassionate listening non-profit. 

Taylor Fiscus

Taylor Fiscus serves as a producer for Divided We Fall. Previously, she worked on the Obama '08 campaign, transition team, and White House, serving as associate director of White House personnel and deputy White House liaison to the Environmental Protection Agency. Taylor graduated from the University of Exeter with a Masters in social and organizational psychology and holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas Christian University.

Amanda Parisse
Social Media Manager

Amanda Parisse is a Social Media Manager for Divided We Fall. Amanda is in charge of planning, implementing, and managing Divided We Fall's Social Media strategy in order to increase brand awareness and promote our vision of building a better bipartisan political sphere. Amanda is a contributor on issues surrounding reproductive rights and the polarization of free speech. Outside of Divided We Fall, Amanda is a graduate of Goucher College with a major in Communications and a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts.



Molly Ahern
Social Media Coordinator and Contributor

Molly Ahern is a social media coordinator and contributor at Divided We Fall. Molly works closely with the Social Media Manager to plan and implement Divided We Fall's social media strategy. Molly is also a regular contributor on environmental topics including climate change and the polarization of environmental policy. She studies Political Science and Environmental Science & Management at the University of Rhode Island.