Marisa Osorio joined the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in July 2012 as assistant director of career services and alumni relations. After a year, she became the school’s part-time alumni services director. In August 2016, she began working in the admissions department.
Marisa engages prospective students in all of the programs, but with emphasis on the M.A. in Journalism Spanish-language concentration, the M.A. in Social Journalism, and the entrepreneurial advanced certificate program.
Marisa worked as a full-time journalist for 10 years at a variety of newspapers, including The Bridgeport Post, The Hartford Courant, The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, the Orange County Business Journal, and the Long Beach Press-Telegram.
Her higher education experience includes media relations work at UCLA, Hunter College, and Hostos Community College. She also taught an undergraduate news writing and reporting class helped administer the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
A Nuyorican and mother of two, Marisa is a native of Queens and took the subway for four long years to earn her bachelor’s degree in journalism and Latin American Studies from New York University.