Marissa has been working as a Sustainability and Garden Educator for four years and is currently the Sustainability Director at Alta Vista School in San Francisco. She develops and teaches an interdisciplinary curriculum with hands-on educational activities. While attending San Francisco State University, she learned about the food system, worked at farmers markets, and volunteered at Haye’s Valley Farm, which made her realize that edible education is essential for a happy and healthy life. Marissa is passionate about restoration ecology, food systems, community, and permaculture and is particularly interested in where they all intersect. While in Guatemala, she received her Permaculture Certificate at the Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Natural Resource Management and Conservation and minors in Biology and Geography from San Francisco State University.