Marissa joined the ESC team in June 2017. She plays a key leadership role in supporting all of ESC’s internal and programmatic operations. She works closely with senior leadership to help design and implement policies and initiatives to meet our strategic goals to deepen our impact on the nonprofit community. Marissa previously served as ESC’s Special Projects Coordinator until July 2019.
Raised in rural Minnesota, Marissa recently completed her M.S. in Applied Psychology at the University of Southern California, where she focused on Organizational Development in the nonprofit sector. While at USC, she served as a graduate student consultant for The Coaching Fellowship of San Francisco. Marissa has her BA in Psychology and Sociology from Simpson College in Iowa. There, she managed the day-to-day operations of a volunteer-based scholarship program, served two terms as an AmeriCorps volunteer and worked as a Team Lead, Membership Specialist, and Train Driver for Blank Park Zoo.
Marissa is thrilled to now be a part of the L.A. community. She enjoys taking time to explore everything the city has to offer. She also loves reading, baking, and spending time with Granger, her cat and Max, her bearded dragon.