Lissa Glasgo graduated cum laude from Rice University in 2010 with a BA in English literature, concentrating in journalism and creative writing. Shortly after graduation, Lissa joined the U.S. Peace Corps and served for two years as an education volunteer in southeastern Benin. There, she taught English in a rural public junior high school and developed and implemented a number of educational resource improvement and girls' empowerment projects at the local and regional levels. Following her service, Lissa returned to the U.S. to continue her work in international development and gender empowerment, working with the Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University on projects and research related to mobile health (mHealth), very young adolescent sexual health education, gender norm transformation across the life course, and gender-based violence. At Yale, Lissa focuses her studies on social innovation, gender norms, and the research methods needed to learn about how the two interact in developing countries and contexts.