Marissa Guerrero joined the Packard Foundation as a program officer in the Organizational Effectiveness team in 2019. At the Foundation, she manages organizational development grants for Reproductive Health and Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Conservation grantees. Marissa also leads the evaluation and learning efforts for her team. She is a proud member of the Foundation’s LGBTQIA+ affinity group.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Marissa was a philanthropic consultant at Arabella Advisors, where she led strategy, evaluation, and leadership development work. She has a decade of experience working in non-profit child welfare advocacy as a fundraiser, adult educator, and board member.
Marissa began her career as a researcher studying reproductive rights and racial equity in the United States. Marissa holds a Master of Arts and PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago and graduated magna cum laude in Political Science and Women’s Studies from University of California, Los Angeles.
When she’s not working, you can find Marissa on the playground with her son, dancing in her kitchen, and reading The New Yorker.