Marissa is passionate about using philanthropy as a tool to advance racial and economic justice and drive social change. Her role with The Giving Practice (TGP) includes supporting client engagements by analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, conducting research and presenting findings that drive action.  

Prior to joining TGP, Marissa worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she used storytelling to highlight the power of innovation in global health and PATH, where she developed corporate and philanthropic partnership opportunities to create, deploy and scale global health innovations.

Marissa holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Washington. She enjoys finding treasures in thrift stores and exploring Seattle's culinary food scene.