Marisa joined the Bloom team as a Front Desk Manager in September 2022. Currently, they also work in the Office of Student Health & Wellness at Chicago Public Schools. Marisa is a Certified Health Education Specialist® who earned her Masters in Public Health in 2021, and has previously worked on topics including sexual health education, nutrition education, and LGBTQ+ inclusive health education.
Marisa became passionate about yoga during college, and completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2019 at Yoga Six in Chicago. They then worked as a yoga teacher and front desk manager at a small yoga studio in Atlanta while in graduate school, but took a break from teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. While in grad school, Marisa discovered restorative yoga as an incredible tool for stress management and rest, and has always appreciated yoga most for its emphasis on connecting the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical parts of ourselves. Outside of work and yoga, Marisa loves to walk and train their dog, Juno, care for too many houseplants, and spend quality time with friends.