Marisa is a PhD candidate in School Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University. There she is a graduate research fellow in The Lab for School-Based Prevention. Her research centers on how contemplative practices may inform pedagogy for socio-emotional development. Currently, Marisa’s work examines contemplative practices as scaffolding for identity development and meaning-making in emerging adolescence. Her research uses innovative technology, like wearables and digital apothecaries, to address issues of implementation and skill transfer. Marisa is a former post-secondary advisor at the secondary level, having served in the College Advising Corp. and former child mindfulness instructor in the elementary school setting.

This profile was last updated on December 28, 2022

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