Marissa joined IWHC in March 2017 as program assistant for grantmaking and international partnerships, and was promoted to program associate in October 2018. In this role, she provides administrative support for IWHC’s grantmaking program and helps to enhance relationships with our grantee partners.
Previously, Marissa worked as a consultant on a US federal program to secure funding for technological and educational advancements in low-income schools. She has several years of program management and research experience, focusing on human rights and transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict settings.
Marissa holds a BA in Latin American studies and Spanish literary and cultural studies from Rutgers University, and an MA in political science from the CUNY Graduate Center.