Program Development Officer
Marisa Cheung is a Program Development Officer of the California Education Learning Lab. Marisa worked as a Senior Grants Specialist at the Foundation for California Community Colleges from 2018 to 2020, where she helped to secure millions of dollars in philanthropic funding to support statewide workforce development and equity initiatives. Previously, as a consultant, Marisa procured funding for entities led by racially and culturally diverse leaders and helped to build their capacity for strategic grantwriting, and was a grant reviewer for funders. Her grantmaking experience began as a Program Associate at The California Endowment where she worked from 2002 to 2004. Marisa holds a Master of Social Work with a concentration in community organizing from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.