Marisa has over a decade of experience working on grassroots, community-based restoration, conservation and stewardship projects. She worked many years with the Southern Humboldt-based land trust Sanctuary Forest, where she led education, outreach and development efforts centered on stream and forest restoration, habitat enhancement, and land management and conservation. At NRS Marisa is using her experience with restoration and passion for community work to support projects in both the Watershed Services Program and the Active Living Program. Marisa also works part-time for Sanctuary Forest as their Stewardship Education Advisor. Marisa has a BA in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a MA in Social Science, Environment and Community from Humboldt State University.