Clarissa grew up in the Bay Area and started working with kids as a young teenager. After graduating with a psychology degree from San Francisco State University in 2020, Clarissa decided to try working in finance, but soon realized that she wanted to work with people who take part in shaping the community. She is very excited to have the opportunity to join Alta Vista and hopes to bring her passion for design, journalism and collaborative communication to her daily interactions with everyone at Alta Vista.
In her free time, Clarissa enjoys reading, hiking, DIY home improvements and attending comedy shows throughout the city. She is also an animal lover and spends most weekends with her dog Kermit exploring new places throughout San Francisco.