was a spring 2021 reporting fellow. A graduate of Northwestern University, she was the editor-in-chief of The Daily Northwestern, where she held various roles including diversity and inclusion editor. She previously participated in the Politico Journalism Institute and will join Politico in June for a yearlong fellowship focused on race and demographics. Marissa is a member of NABJ, NAHJ and AAJA.
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