Marisa is a junior at the University of Texas at Austin and is pursuing a degree in public relations along with a business foundations certificate from the McCombs School of Business. She joined the Webber Energy Group in summer 2015 as a production art intern. Her position deals specifically with the creative aspect of the research group. Currently, Marisa is assisting the creation of Thermo 101, Dr. Webber’s second massive open online course (MOOC). She is responsible for converting web files to InDesign templates, creating spreads, and editing the format of the book.
Marisa is interested in communications and how the media addresses and explains scientific news. After graduation, Marisa plans to use her public relations degree to work in scientific communications where she hopes to help bridge the gap between the public and scientific information.