Marissa Garey

Teacher in Residence

"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away" -Pablo Picasso"

"Those faces you see every day on the streets were not created entirely without hope: be kind to them." -Charles Bukowski"

Marissa Garey joined the Brilla team in 2017. Earlier that year, she graduated from the University of Virginia, where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Affairs and Global Culture and Commerce. At the beginning of her collegiate career, Ms. Garey's global perspective and passion for youth education drove her to spend a summer as a teacher and coach at a school in rural Vietnam with Coach for College. Throughout her four years at UVA, this passion for youth development grew through various volunteer opportunities and led her to join Teach for America New York. Ms. Garey is currently studying to get her Master's Degree with a concentration in Dual Childhood/Special Education. In her free time, Ms. Garey enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing sports, listening to music, and traveling to new places!