President & CEO, Friends of the Los Angeles River
Marissa Christiansen is the President & CEO of Friends of the Los Angeles River. She’s a career advocate, working in spaces that mitigate the built environment’s impact on health and nature. Prior to coming to FoLAR she held positions in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors with the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, the XPRIZE Foundation, and the City of Redondo Beach, among others. Her vision is a safe inhabitable future for the girls who will lead it and her biggest motivation are her kids.