Marisa is responsible for the operational strategy and production management of NBC News Studios’ diverse slate of documentary films and series. She cut her teeth on the editorial side of production before transitioning into her current role, which, incidentally, once landed her on a shoot in a South African ocean where she swam with great white sharks. (Fortunately for her, the shoot did not involve any actual cuts or teeth.) There’s nothing Marisa loves more than production problem solving which is why her colleagues have her on speed dial. Marisa is a born multitasker, efficiency-finder and former competitive weightlifter, so don’t be surprised if you catch her lugging the heaviest gear on set as a way to sneak in a few extra reps.