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Marissa is a Graduate student at the UCSB Bren School for Environmental Science and Management where she specializes in Energy and Climate, as well as Business and Sustainability. As part of her graduate degree, she has co-founded Sunstone Energy, a clean energy microgrid developer that supports Indigenous communities with their energy needs. As a Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizen, she is determined to contribute to energy resiliency efforts for tribal-serving community centers, including women’s shelters, health centers, mental health facilities, senior citizen living facilities, and more. Her aspiration is to utilize her voice as a platform to fortify the economies of Indigenous communities through filmmaking and environmental innovation.


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