Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario is an educator and community activist engaged in human rights work both within the United States and abroad. She has investigated human rights abuses and worked on a documentary film in Mexico, conducted human rights research in India, and volunteered for a women’s rights nonprofit in Guatemala. Within the United States, she has planned and organized service-learning trips for youth and young adults, coordinated events for and with youth, and worked with community organizers to address violations of human rights. She also currently serves as a Program Leader for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee College of Social Justice. Most recently, Marissa was a Fellow with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.
As a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Marissa has a MEd focusing on the Arts in Education. She has also received a MPA, focusing on Non-Profit Management and Public Policy from New York University and a BA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Southern California.