Marissa Jaross, MPH
Marissa Jaross joined ASR in 2016 to be a part of the Voice of Youth Count, a nationwide initiative to collect data on the experiences of youth who are either unstably housed or experiencing homelessness. She began her career in research and evaluation in 2013, but has engaged with nonprofits working to better lives and communities for almost two decades. Her areas of research and interest include homelessness, social justice, Medicare and Medicaid, chronic disease management, and health promotion. Her areas of specialty include qualitative research and analysis, technical assistance, and organizational development.
In addition to ASR, Ms. Jaross serves as the volunteer Vice President of Maji Safi Group, an NGO that provides water, sanitation, and hygiene education to women and girls in rural Tanzania. She holds a Master of Public Health from The George Washington University where she concentrated in communication and health promotion, and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. When she isn’t working, Ms. Jaross loves to explore the beautiful trails around the Bay Area.