Kasper Kisjes began working with Kid Risk in 2010 while doing research for his Bachelor of Science thesis, which focused on developing an individual-based model of potential poliovirus transmission in relatively isolated, interconnected religious communities that do not generally receive routine health services or participate in vaccination. After his B.S., he completed his M.S. in Quantitative Logistics and Operational Research at Erasmus University Rotterdam and then an M.S. in Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He worked with Kid Risk, Inc. on individual-based models of poliovirus and measles transmission transmission in isolated communities in North America. He appeared on and won the Dutch version of the game show Lingo.