In 2002 Lisa Landman graduated from Yale University with a BA in psychology. Her interest in psychology began while she was enrolled in an Introduction to Psychology class taught by Peter Salovey, the current president of Yale University. Lisa made a point of going to office hours and learning as much as she could about the subject. Dr. Salovey suggested that she apply to graduate school, so Lisa continued her education at Fordham University. She earned her MA in 2004, and then she earned her doctorate in 2005. While completing her doctorate, Lisa worked as a research assistant and completed two publications.