Coordinator for Student Service Leadership and Research
Marisa joined the Shepherd Program staff in 2012. She graduated from Allegheny College with a B.A. in Communication Arts and a focus in Values, Ethics, and Social Action. As an undergraduate Marisa was a member of the Bonner Program and served as a Bonner Foundation Summer Intern. She is also a proud Semester at Sea alumna. After two post-graduate years serving as the AmeriCorps*VISTA member co-coordinating the Bonner Program at Allegheny College, Marisa was excited by the opportunity to join the Rockbridge Community, and the Shepherd Program, as the Coordinator of Student Service Leadership and Research. In this role she serves as the Bonner Program Coordinator and the Coordinator of the Community-Academic Research Alliance. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with students, community partners, and faculty with a deep ethic of service and commitment to justice around issues of poverty.