Marissa specializes in travel writing and is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers which is an organization of the most experienced and influential journalists in the travel industry.
She writes for Fodor’s which is the number one English language travel guide book in the world. She also contributes to CNN International, CNN Travel, Lonely Planet, Forbes Travel, Wine Enthusiast, enRoute and more.
In 2012, she began publishing her own travel blog, Travel Greece, Travel Europe, which focuses on the beauty of travel across Greece and Europe. Since then it has been awarded recognition as a Top 25 European Travel Blog.
As a digital content and travel content marketing writer she has worked with major brands to produce blog and web content. Besides travel, Marissa is also an expert technology blog writer and has written for various tech companies including IBM, Kaspersky, Veracode and Electric Cloud.
On the creative writing side, she is the author of the romantic comedy/contemporary women’s fiction novel, Chasing Athens which had reached the top 10 best sellers rank in several Amazon categories.
As an award-winning journalist, Marissa has worked across the United States as a television reporter and anchor in Florida, Washington state and upstate New York. She has also worked in newsrooms in Los Angeles and London and managed high-tech PR in San Francisco.
Marissa graduated cum laude from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College with a degree in journalism and a minor in politics.
Marissa is a proud New Yorker, born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island. However, she loves the West Coast and decided to return there after living abroad. She is now based in beautiful Seattle, Washington.