Meet Marissa


I’m an Austin, Texas based journalist, missing my hometown San Diego sunshine who loves writing about all things health policy, politics, women in the world, social justice and more. I’m the health and human services policy reporter for The Texas Tribune where I write about how the state legislature is tackling the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid/CHIP,  abortion legislation and other public health issues. My reporting has appeared in CQ Roll Call, Cosmo for Latinas, Kaiser Health News, The Seattle Times, The Washington Post, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Star Tribune and Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. I’m an alumna of Marquette University.

When I’m not reporting,  I’m teaching myself how to code, baking (usually working to re-perfect my chocolate chip cookie recipe), searching for food spots that rival my mother’s cooking, exploring museums, catching up on books and watching documentaries.