Marissa is the team’s consummate storyteller and is driven by the belief that data can tell a story—and it’s her job to make the story as insightful and engaging as possible. Before joining Bear Analytics, Marissa led the communications and outreach strategy at the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), the largest private funder of melanoma research. Previously, she worked in industry intelligence, content marketing, and events at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO); she got her start in DC working in public relations software at Vocus Inc.

Marissa recently earned her MBA from Georgetown University and serves on the board of the Association of Women in Events (AWE). She can make a mean balloon animal and has been known to receive drop shipments of beef jerky from her butcher in Minnesota.