Lisa Nagaoka graduated from the University of Washington’s PhD program in anthropology program in 2000, specializing in archeology. During much of her time there was a lone female professor on Washington’s faculty; and she was the only archaeology professor with children. She notes that, at one time, the archaeology graduate student population was mostly female, two women to every man. The attrition rate for women, however, was twice that of their male counterparts. Lisa has established herself as an international expert in zooarchaeology with a focus on human-environment interactions. Today, she is the sole tenured woman faculty member in the Geography Department at the University of North Texas.