Executive Vice President
Marissa Brown serves as the executive vice president of Alliance for Justice. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization’s operations including policy, programs, finance and administration. Prior to joining AFJ, Marissa was the Vice President for Education Programs at the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund whose mission is to strengthen the capacity of the environmental movement. Directing its programs and field staff, she worked to strategically build the capacity of the grassroots environmental movement through technology and training programs. She oversaw a staff of 29 and a budget of $15 million.
Previously, she promoted democracy traveling to El Salvador, Guyana, South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Yemen, Jordan and the West Bank and Gaza for the National Democratic Institute an organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. She coordinated NDI’s programs to promote women in politics and local governance and later was the deputy director of NDI’s Middle East and North Africa team. She has also worked for the Close Up Foundation, the World Bank. And in the early 1990s she taught high school students while living in Mexico City.
She studied international relations at The Johns Hopkins University and holds a Masters Degree in Latin American Studies and International Economics from Johns Hopkins’ Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Brown chairs the board of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and coaches recreational girls soccer.