Melissa (Lissa) Glasgo graduated cum laude from Rice University in 2010 with a BA in English, concentrating in journalism and creative writing. After graduation, she served for two years in the U.S. Peace Corps in southeastern Benin, teaching English in a rural public junior high school and developing a number of educational resource improvement and girls' empowerment projects at the local and regional levels. She also rode motorcycles through muddy forest footpaths, smashed many large spiders, was tattooed by a traditional healer, and ate spicy goat intestines. 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, she focused her studies on social entrepreneurship and impact evaluation, taking classwork in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and working with companies in the Philippines and South Africa to design evaluation strategies for their growing businesses. Currently, she is Senior Associate, IRIS & Impact Measurement & Management, at the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) in New York City.