Marisa is dedicated to operating the Living Community Challenge program. She works with communities around the world taking the lead in applying concepts of net positive energy and water, micro mobility, urban agriculture, and equitable place. Get in touch with Marisa to talk about your community’s large or small-scale infrastructure project to discuss its applicability to the Living Community Challenge. Contact the LCC team to discuss certification, consulting or other community opportunities.

Marisa plays an active role as the Co-Chair of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle’s Urban Design Forum and the AIA Seattle’s Board of Directors. After studying ecological design in Copenhagen, experiencing the world’s best cycling infrastructure and graduating from the Cascade’s Advocacy Leadership Institute for bicycling, she believes all design conversions should begin with ‘how can we make our places better for both the environment and people?’ Marisa is looks forward to working with some of the world’s first Living Communities. Marisa graduated with her B.S. in Architectural Studies from Washington State University.