Marisa joined the Institute in 2016 to lead the Institute's education and engagement initiatives to help manufacturers and designers apply the principles of Cradle to Cradle Certified to their work through continuing education, on-going interaction, and virtual and in-person events. She leads the development of processes, tools and resources, and is instrumental in the evolution of the Institute’s education and engagement strategy, activities, and partnerships.
Marisa is an engagement professional, with experience in managing and supporting positive impact initiatives in a range of environments, including business, education, research, not for profit, government, and social enterprise. She is a natural dot-connector, with a passion for the intersection of sustainability and social impact. Marisa completed a Master’s degree in Socially Responsible Business and Sustainable Communities focusing on the role of businesses as change agents, conscious consumerism, and the extent to which these can be strategies for leveraging sustainability. She is proud to work with the Institute because of organization’s vision and ongoing leadership in inspiring and empowering designers and manufacturers to think beyond the take/make/waste paradigm, and forge new paths for the circular economy and sustainable world.