Shira Lipton attended Stanford University, graduating in 2001 with a double major in Human Biology and Spanish Literature. As part of the Stanford-in-Washington program, Shira worked at the FDA in the Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communications, studying how prescription drug advertisements on broadcast media affect physician prescribing patterns and patient compliance. After graduation, Shira continued her health policy work at the University of California San Francisco’s Institute for Health Policy Studies. Shira plans to pursue a career that will combine her interests in both media and medicine.