Project Portfolio

Built on Drupal, Energy.gov is the U.S. Department of Energy's award-winning public-facing website. It's the result of a forward-thinking digital reform project that consolidated the agency's dozens of disparate websites into one flexible, user-friendly platform.

Marissa was a staff writer at the Washington Post for three years. She wrote numerous articles for the Style, local and national news sections — including the weekly Names and Faces column — and helped launch the Reliable Source blog. 

Marissa's master's thesis, completed as part of her master's of public policy (MPP) coursework at Georgetown University, examined the empirical relationship between federal funding for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and bicycle commuting rates in the 50 largest U.S. cities.

Marissa researched and authored a chapter about offshore wind development along the Atlantic coast of the United States as part of "Regional Energy, National Solutions," a report from Center for American Progress and Center for the Next Generation about America's clean energy potential. 

As communications director of SmartPower, a non-profit marketing agency, Marissa launched a blog, expanded social media, and oversaw a website redesign that migrated the organization's aging platform to a Drupal content management system.

Check out a gallery of Marissa's black-and-white photos, taken on film and printed by hand.