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Environmental Fellow, Harvard University

Marissa is a postdoctoral Environmental Fellow at Harvard's Center for the Environment, where she is working on a book of narrative nonfiction about Antarctica for the general reader. "Incognita: A Portrait of Antarctica" will combine historical research with a synthesis of current ecological, atmospheric, and geophysical findings to offer a journey across the continent. Marissa’s goal is to produce a rigorously-researched book that will capture the imagination of curious readers, drawing them into the threatened world of the Antarctic and its power to transform our planet. Marissa earned a PhD in English Literature from Harvard University in 2019.


  • –present
    Environmental Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School


  • 2019 
    Harvard University, PhD / English Literature