Alisha Graves is cofounder and executive director of the OASIS Initiative (Organizing to Advance Solutions in the Sahel). She is also vice president of population programs for Venture Strategies for Health and Development. Graves lectures internationally on population and food security in the Sahel and is a research fellow for Project Drawdown. Previously, she worked to improve access to the life-saving drug misoprostol. Graves holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the mother of two young children but has appreciated having good access to contraceptives for most of her adult life.