Development and Communications Director
Marisa brings more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit administration, fundraising, youth development, program management, and curriculum development. Outside of a stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South Africa, she has focused primarily on building the capacities of youth and small, community-based organizations in Washington, DC. Prior to Critical Exposure, Marisa served as Executive Director of Food For Life, a social enterprise and culinary job training program for DC youth that she founded in early 2011 (her secret power is making people love food they've hated most of their lives). At Critical Exposure, she's most proud of rebuilding the Development/Communications team as well as a culture of trust and collaborative workflow with her coworkers.