A native of Queens, New York, Lisa Sita is a writer whose background includes experience in museum education, anthropology, and history. While working at the American Museum of Natural History and the New-York Historical Society, she authored several nonfiction books for young readers on various topics. Today, much of her creative writing is influenced by her studies of human cultures and of how historical events impact the lives of ordinary people. Lisa holds an MFA in Writing from Lindenwood University, an MA in Anthropology from The New School, and a BA in Anthropology from New York University. She is currently an adjunct lecturer in anthropology at the City University of New York.