Women in Oil & Gas
With a Master of Science Degree in Global Studies from the University of the West Indies and a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Relations from the University of Guyana, Marissa has limitless energy to lead with creativity, passion, and a drive to take any project to the next level.
She is considered a highly organised and efficient individual, whose thorough and precise approach to projects has yielded excellent results. Marissa recently served as the Country Coordinator for a Government of Canada funded and World University Service of Canada (WUSC) implemented PROPEL (Promotion of Regional Opportunities for Produce through Enterprises and Linkages) project in Guyana. Thereafter, she was hired by WUSC Caribbean as a Consultant.
Prior to working with WUSC Caribbean, she joined the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry in May 2012 as the Advocacy and Research Officer and later served as the Executive Director until March 2015. In December 2009, she became a National United Nations Volunteer until November 2011 and went on to work with the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development as a Youth Community Facilitator after. Other work experience includes working with a Mining and Exploration Company, Office of the President, and the Office of the Pro-Chancellor, University of Guyana.
Marissa possesses training in the areas of Information Technology, Conflict Management, Project Management, Gender Sensitization, Family Planning, Advocacy and Community Mobilization, and Project Proposal Writing. She is also an active volunteer with Girls in Tech – Guyana, the Rotary Club of Demerara and founded her own women support group called the Level Up Movement. Her hobbies include CrossFit, outdoor activities and hanging out with friends.