Marisa specializes in transitional justice. At the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), she counseled clients in Syria, South Sudan, and Egypt on peace negotiations, post-conflict planning, and constitution drafting. Marisa also focused on genocide prosecutions at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague and the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo. In Jodhpur, India, she worked with the Universal Just Action Society advocating for rights protections for Hindu refugees from Pakistan.
Marisa graduated with a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law where she was a member of the American University Law Review and received the Squire Patton Boggs Public Policy Fellowship.