Marissa Leshnov supports GRID Alternatives’ communications efforts across ten regional offices by ensuring that staff have the skills, resources, and capacity to do their communications work effectively. She is passionate about building community through storytelling, and has spoken at a number of schools and conferences around the Bay Area to inspire equitable and inclusive climate action. Outside of GRID, Marissa is a weekend backpacker and freelance photographer. She holds a B.S. in Physics from The University of Alabama.