Lisa Armstrong is an award-winning journalist with credits in several publications, including National Geographic, Parade, In Style, USA Weekend, The Washington Post, Essence, Working Mother, and Ms. She grew up in Nairobi, Kenya and has made frequent trips to Africa in the past couple of years, writing stories mostly about issues affecting women and children. She won an award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors for an article on a rural Kenyan village formed by women who were allegedly raped by British soldiers.
In February, she won a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to cover the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. She received a larger Pulitzer Center grant in April to continue her reporting over a one-year period. The focus of her work, which has been featured on the Pulitzer Center’s “Untold Stories” blog, has been how Haitians affected by HIV/AIDS have fared.
In addition to an M.A. in Journalism, she has a Master’s in Urban Planning with a concentration in international development and has written and edited for the World Bank and UNICEF.