Marissa Martin works for the City of New York as a Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives in the Public Engagement Unit. Prior to this, Marissa worked in policy and government relations at ExpandED Schools (formerly TASC), a nonprofit dedicated to closing the learning gap by increasing access to enriched education experiences and the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families where she led CACF’s New York State and City budget advocacy campaigns and worked to improve equity for Asian Pacific American children and families.
Marissa is a licensed social worker and graduate from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. For over 10 years, Marissa has worked as an adoptee advocate on many different levels working to strengthen the community and voice of the adoptee community volunteering at Holt International and All Together Now. Marissa is also the former president and current advisory board member of Also-Known-As, Inc., a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to creating innovative educational programs.