Hi there! I'm Marisa.

My passions include creating beautiful, meaningful language as well as connecting with and supporting others in a variety of ways. This site focuses on my writing. For information about my other work, please see my LinkedIn page.

Since I first picked up a pencil as a preschooler, I remember always enjoying scribbling on blank paper, whether I was drawing or imagining I was writing words. I wrote, or rather dictated to my mother, my first book at age five when I was in kindergarten. I've loved writing ever since, and my big dream became to publish a novel.

Unfortunately, I believed people when they said writing was a hobby, not a career, instead of believing in myself. I let others make decisions for me, and I lost sight of my dream. Because of this, I took a long break from creative writing during college and my time working as an NYC public school teacher.

After experiencing a major turning point in my life during 2017 and doing some reflection, I realized what’s most important to me. Now I'm finally prioritizing my writing. Words can influence people in powerful ways, and I'd like to make an impact on others with my writing someday.