Marissa Moran Gantman is the Chief Communications Officer at the Pacific Council on International Policy where she is in charge of brand management, handles media inquiries, directs communication with members and the community, and oversees content curation for the Pacific Council Magazine.
Prior to her role at the Pacific Council, she worked on an array of projects that bridged strategic communications, media, and global impact, including the launch of the Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment at UCLA. Marissa has worked for communications and PR agencies both in Los Angeles and London, UK, where she specialized in media freedom and journalist safety in conflict zones. She has conducted media research in East Africa, Central Asia, Southeast Europe, and the Caucasus and worked with clients including the UN, OSCE, DFID, and USAID. Marissa graduated Summa Cum Laude in Political Communication and International Affairs from the George Washington University and holds a MSc with distinction in Media, Communications, and Development from the London School of Economics. She is an Americorps alumna.
Originally from Connecticut, Marissa now gladly calls the Westside of LA home, venturing frequently into California's vast and beautiful wilderness.