Marissa has worked in higher education and international education since 2012. She received her M.Ed. in College Student Affairs from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Marissa currently serves as Assistant Director for International Students & Global Programs at Rutgers University-Camden.
Her area of interests in higher education includes on-campus support for international students and scholars, intercultural activities, and programming, internationalizing the curriculum, and increasing student diversity in education abroad programs, specifically among minority and first-generation students.
Marissa is a resident of Philadelphia and enjoys all the city has to offer. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for a Philadelphia preschool and leads an interest group for black women with young children in Philadelphia schools.
In her free time, she enjoys travelling with her young daughter and family.