Marissa is a 2L at Georgetown Law. She is the VP of Religious Affairs for the Jewish Law Students Association and a student ambassador for the Office of Admissions. Outside of the law school, Marissa is pursuing an internship with the Center for Water Security and Cooperation and develops design workshops for the Columbia Venture Community.
During her 1L summer, Marissa worked as a legal design intern with the US Department of Justice, where she collaborated with designers, lawyers, engineers, and intake staff to reenvision the Civil Rights Complaint Portal in order to greater increase access to justice.
Prior to law school, Marissa taught design thinking to entrepreneurs in the cleantech sector in Jordan and Palestine through EcoDesign Labs, an initiative she founded in 2017. She also worked as a policy specialist and research assistant at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, where she studied the Dead Sea, climate change, and water scarcity in the Middle East. Marissa served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at the FedTech Startup Studio through the US Department of Defense and as a Design Leader in the Columbia Design Studio.
Marissa is particularly excited about applying her background in design and entrepreneurship to innovate in the law. After law school, Marissa hopes to advocate for community-driven sustainable development through legal design and innovation.
Columbia University, BA in Sustainable Development, 2016
The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, BA in Jewish Ethics magna cum laude, 2016
Columbia University, MPA in Environmental Science and Policy, 2017
Georgetown Law, JD, expected 2022