Marisa graduated from Wittenberg University in 2011 with a B.A. in Political Science, International Studies and Spanish. In 2012 she completed a master’s degree in Political Science from James Madison University, a program which was conducted entirely on JMU's satellite campus in Florence, Italy.
Marisa joined the OTA in January 2019. Prior to working for the OTA, Marisa spent 6 years with the Ohio House of Representatives. She began as a Legislative Aide in 2013 with former State Representative Ron Maag and then transitioned to the Speaker’s Office as a Policy Advisor, covering local government issues. Most recently, she served as Deputy Policy Director for the majority caucus.