Marissa Moran 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 Newsroom. 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 issues related to media freedom and journalist safety in conflict zones, conducting research in East Africa, Central Asia, Southeast Europe, and the Caucasus. She has worked with clients including the UN, OSCE, DFID, and USAID on a range of media and communications projects and served a year in AmeriCorps. 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. Originally from Connecticut, Marissa now gladly calls the Westside of LA home, venturing frequently into California's vast and beautiful wilderness.