A BIT ABOUT ME

I believe that more than ever, we need to all work toward bringing out the best - in each other, in our work and in humanity.

I'm working to create meaningful cross-cultural connections between global brands and their audiences - as a curious researcher, listener, storyteller, thinker and truth-seeker.

I've studied in Australia, Spain, Costa Rica and am currently living, working and exploring in NYC.  Most days you'll find me on the Ogilvy roof in Hell's Kitchen, running along the Hudson River or at one of my favorite LES coffee shops.

Currently conducting integrated brand planning on IBM - Ogilvy’s largest global business & North America’s ‘Most Effective Brand,’ named at the 2017 Effie Awards. 

I focus on the branding and positioning of IBM's artificial intelligence products, as I help to tell stories about the company's most transformative technologies and services.

WORDS FROM THOSE I'VE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO WORK FOR & LEARN FROM

110% a doer over a talker and a natural planner/strategist, Marisa is intuitively insightful and quickly became a team rockstar, especially in the face of challenges. She’s calm + grace under fire, constantly offering suggested solves to problems and approaching her work in a way that shows fearlessness while still acknowledging a will to learn and improve.
— JUSTIN COHEN, MANAGEMENT SUPERVISOR, OGILVY & MATHER
The future of communications and marketing is all about cross-functional thinking and being able to work and lead a team. Marisa demonstrated the skills and passions of a polymath or “T-shaped employee” while working as a member of our account intern team. By the end of her internship, it was hard to tell her apart from our strategists, designers, and account team. She was literally that damn good.

To see such passion and drive in such a young person is inspiring to me. To say Marisa set the bar high is indeed an understatement.

Marisa is going to become one of the greats, and I’m honored and excited that I got to work with her as she rises to the creative juggernaut she will without a doubt become.
— PETE SENA, CCO DIGITAL SURGEONS
Working with Marisa was one of the greatest pleasures I have had in my professional life. Her enthusiasm for, and dedication to, her work was outstanding. She was adept at client relations, and possessed a natural intuition for moving projects forward. I was impressed by her willingness to move outside of her comfort zone, and tackle new challenges gamely. Beyond her professional abilities, she is a genuinely thoughtful, passionate person whose energy is infectious. I recommend Marisa highly - and hope that we’ll work together again someday.
— KATIE NOVAK, WORX BRANDING & ADVERTISING