Lead Educator/Marketing & Operations Manager
Marissa completed her degree in Wildlife and Conservation Biology at UNH where she developed her deep love for the Seacoast of Maine and New Hampshire. She grew up in the woods of Massachusetts listening to John Denver and camping in a pop-up trailer. Now, when not spending quality time with kids at White Pine, she can be found birding, kayaking, skiing, creating nature-inspired drawings and prints, participating in social activism, and eating quesadillas. She has experience leading college students on back-country expeditions. She has also conducted field research on small mammal ecology and on the conservation of New Zealand’s declining frog species. Marissa is passionate about LGBTQIA advocacy, naturalist studies, homesteading, and her community. She is thrilled to be working to empower local youth through nature connection as a Lead Educator and as our Program Marketing and Operations manager.