Marissa serves as the Senior Program Officer overseeing youth initiatives at IPPF/WHR. She has extensive experience working in sexual and reproductive health, paticulary with regard to gender, sexuality, training, capcity building, and program management.
Prior to joining IPPF/WHR in 2009, Marissa served as the Dirctor of Emergency Contraception Education ant Outreach at Planned Parenthood of New York City. She also coordinated initiatives addressing HIV/AIDS in Latin America and Latino men's health in the Unites States at Columbia University's Heiblbrunn Center, and served as a Program Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Margaret Sanger Center International.
<arissa holds a Master of Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University.