ESP Biography

MARISA MESSINA, Splash aficionado and exuberant learner & teacher

Major: Symbolic Systems, French, Comm

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2016

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Marisa is a sophomore at Stanford, double-majoring in Symbolic Systems (basically like Psychology + Computer Science, all rolled into one!) and French, and also completing a concurrent master's degree in Communication. On campus, she's involved in more activities than there are hours in the day to do them, including: Stanford Alumni Mentoring Leadership Team, Pre-Business Association, Pre-Law Society, The Stanford Daily, The Stanford Admissions Office Blog, the Student Advisory Group to the Vice Provost…and many more. Post-Stanford, she hopes to start her own company -- and/or perhaps expand her current jewelry business, which she founded before Stanford and continues to expand in her spare time (which is scarce!). She also loves hiking, cooking, traveling, meeting new people, and learning new things!

Past Classes

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L3641: Acing the Interview in Splash! Spring 2014 (Apr. 12 - 13, 2014)
Have you ever applied for something you're really excited for, then been daunted when you're asked to interview? When your parents' friends interrogate you over dinner, do you sometimes not know what to say? Do you dream of the day when you work at a big company, but shiver when you think of interviewing with your future boss? Do you simply want to improve your one-on-one interaction skills? If you answered "yes" to any or all of the above, this class is for you! Learn interview preparation strategies, tips and tricks from someone who has interviewed others and been interviewed more times than she can count! Marisa, your dedicated teacher, has worked as a career counselor, mentor, and oral communication tutor, and she's eager to help you present your best self! :)

R2920: Cre8tivv Writing in Splash! Spring 2013 (Apr. 13 - 14, 2013)
Everyone has a hidden muse, and this class is your chance to invite yours out to play! Whether you're an avid writer or a you're a thinker who hesitates to put all those incredible ideas down on paper, come free yourself from" writers block" in this whimsical and supportive write-and-share workshop.