Prior to joining B&D, Marissa worked as an assistant to the dean, communications and outreach coordinator, as well as a facilitator and trainer for dialogues on issues of social justice at Towson University. She brings 15 years of experience in community outreach with a focus on digital communications, social media, and web design. She holds a B.A. in Communications & Sociology from Boston College and an M.A. in Community Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art.