Marisa is a true self-starter with traditional and social media experience across the political and government relations spaces. At Purple, she serves as an account coordinator, quickly becoming an expert on wide-ranging client challenges and managing client deliverables as well as contributing to internal marketing and business development efforts. Her passion for communications and utilizing digital media to build connections and create communities is evident: beginning with hosting a radio program in college, to managing a personal Instagram blog in her free time.
Prior to joining Purple, she served as Governor Larry Hogan’s deputy press secretary, building the administration’s social media presence. In Washington D.C., Marisa interned with the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Monument Advocacy and The Carmen Group. Marisa is also the co-chair of the Johns Hopkins Young Alumni Committee, as well as the Mentorship & Networking Chair for the Kappa Alpha Theta DC Alumnae Board. She graduated summa cum laude from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Marketing & Communications.
“Being a fast learner, a strategic thinker and detail-oriented are all essential skills in my role. Client challenges change on a dime and new client relationships form quickly. You’ve got to be able to navigate efficiently and effectively to deliver quality work and, ultimately, positive client results.”
“Growing up next to Disneyland, Walt Disney was always this mythical figure for me. I’ve come to live by a quote of his that reflects the empire he developed: ‘It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.’”
“Simply put, it’s the people who make Purple an exceptional organization.”
“I always appreciated college courses that had real-world elements to them. In my favorite course, which was Corporate P.R. & Crisis Communications I both wrote an analytical paper about the rollout of Taylor Swift’s Reputation album (what a comms legend) and crafted a press release and event plan for announcing the 2020 presidential run of a Kasich-Hickenlooper ticket. For the latter assignment, I then had to act as a spokesperson during a hostile mock press conference. Shout out to Professor Len Foxwell!”