Marisa was raised in Wyoming, Minnesota. She left home to attend college in Indianapolis, Indiana. During her time in Indiana, she interned with the Environmental Protection Agency, National Audubon Society, and was a Research Assistant.
Marisa then set out to Vermont to attend law school. During law school, she interned with the Department of the Interior; Environmental Law Institute; and Vermont Law School Environmental Advocacy Clinic. She was also the Managing Editor of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law and a Teaching Assistant. It was during a backpacking trip in Montana while in law school that she decided to make the state her future home.
After graduation, Marisa moved to Montana to clerk for The Honorable Michael G. Moses in Montana’s Thirteenth Judicial District Court. After her clerkship ended, Marisa joined Garlington, Lohn & Robinson as an associate.
Outside of work, Marisa enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, coddling her plants, and curling up with a book. She also enjoys getting out of the house to snowboard, snowshoe, play tennis, travel, or hike to see the views, wildflowers, and birds.
Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont
– Juris Doctor
– Master of Environmental Law and Policy (with distinction)
– Vermont Journal of Environmental Law
Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana
– Bachelor of Arts
– Majors: Political Science (with honors) and Biology
– Minor: French