Lisa Barbounis serves as the executive liaison to Gregg Roman and Daniel Pipes. Representing the president and director, internally and externally, she serves as an intermediary between Middle East Forum's Board of Governors, key executives, and employees. Prior to joining the Forum, Lisa worked as a Congressional Staffer for two members of the United State House of Representatives. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Behavior and Decision Sciences - Social and Public Policy from the University of Pennsylvania where she also earned a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, Economics.