Lisa Scarpelli graduated from Earlham College in May 2012 where she majored in Peace and Global Studies and Minored in Spanish and Hispanic Studies. Lisa volunteered at the Dayton Ohio International Peace Museum in the summer of 2010 and participated in Pendle Hill’s Young Adult Leadership Development Program in the summer of 2011. She also worked as volunteer staff at the Independent Living Center of Richmond, Indiana for two years where she performed a variety of tasks. Lisa consistently strives to place herself in situations that will cause her to be challenged, to grow, and to learn. Lisa will be working this year at Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions, a grassroots, woman-led, community based organization that seeks to direct women’s voices into a powerful movement for change. Their mission is to empower women (and men) to act politically to reduce militarism and violence and to redirect excessive military spending towards unmet human and environmental needs.