Hey there!

My name’s Marisa, but you’ve probably figured that out already.

I’m an interdisciplinary researcher and analyst with an interest in the design and evaluation of programs, policies, and technologies to improve societal well-being.

I’m currently a data scientist at Mathematica.

Click here to see my CV, or scroll down to read the latest posts from my blog.


My first first-author, peer-reviewed paper

Estimated Read Time: 2 min TL;DR My first first-author, peer-reviewed paper “The behavioural effect of electronic home energy reports: Evidence from a randomised field trial in the United States” was published in the Journal of Energy Policy with Dr. Paul Ferraro and Dr. Andreas Kontoleon. You can read it open-access here through August 2019. Otherwise, click here.   …

The Need for More Holistic Interventions and Long-Term Evaluations

Estimated Read Time: 4-5 min TL;DR The average woman today is more educated than ever before. However, even as the gender gap in educational attainment has fallen, there is no evidence, at a national level, that this education has turned into increased opportunities for women in the workforce, as measured by female labor force participation rate. …


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