Malisa Anderson-Strait joined Emory in June, 2005. Prior to arriving in Atlanta, she spent five years as Corporate Librarian for State Farm Insurance, managing their corporate library in Bloomington, IL. A Kansas City native, she received her undergraduate degree from Baker University in Baldwin City, KS, and her master's from the University of Illinois in Library and Information Science. Malisa completed her Chartered Life Underwriter designation in 2002, and received her Chartered Financial Consultant designation in 2003. She is a past Chair of the Special Libraries Association's Insurance and Employee Benefits Division.