During her graduate studies, she discovered her true passion for science education, working closely with the Atlanta Science Festival as well as the Brain Awareness programs. With this interest in education, tied with her neuroscience knowledge, she left GSU to work at The Howard School, a private school aimed at students with language-related learning differences. Armed with scientific knowledge and know-how and classroom experience, she sought for opportunities to combine her two passions. Luckily for her, CEISMC exists! She currently oversees the Summer PEAKS, K.I.D.S. Club, and other student programs.
While science education and outreach often takes priority in Marisa’s life, she also enjoys teaching group fitness, learning improv comedy and playing with her cat, Buttercup, when not in the office.