Marisa is a health and human services worker and community advocate with extensive experience in housing security, food security, natural rights, and the personal protection rights of various disenfranchised groups in the community. She has collaborated with numerous community organizations in three counties while operating her own mobile pantry, which provides groceries and prepared meals to families regardless of income. Marisa is a single mother of two daughters, a union steward and treasurer with the public employees federation, division 276, and the vice chair of the Ulster County Diversity and Party Building committee.
Although new to politics, Marisa has a lifelong commitment to advocating for social justice and collaborating with community leaders on all levels of government to effect change and develop long-term solutions. With her extensive personal experience and various roles, Marisa is devoted to working for the people.