Lisa Armstrong is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, The Atlantic.com, The New York Times, USA Today and The Daily Beast. Armstrong grew up in Nairobi, Kenya and has reported from several countries, including Liberia, India, Sierra Leone, The Philippines and Tajikistan, writing largely about issues affecting women and children. She has been reporting from Haiti since the January 2010 earthquake, through grants from The Pulitzer Center and New York University, and has been featured on NPR and the BBC, discussing rape in the camps and HIV/AIDS in the aftermath of the earthquake. Armstrong has received several awards, including the National Press Club’s Joan Friedenberg Award for Online Journalism for her work in Haiti, and an award for investigative reporting for an article about women who were sterilized by the state of North Carolina. In addition to an M.A. in journalism, Armstrong has a master’s degree in urban planning with a concentration in international development.