Marissa Christiansen

Water Table Lead

As Water Table lead, Marissa plays a central role in guiding and supporting the Water Table funders collaborative. She coordinates, convenes, leverages, and facilitates the engagement of current and prospective funders, field partners, Water Foundation colleagues, and consultants in support of the Water Table’s mission to deliver coordinated resources for an equitable and resilient water future in the US. Prior to joining the Water Foundation, Marissa was the President and CEO of Friends of the Los Angeles River, a river and watershed advocacy and education nonprofit. Marissa holds a Master’s in Urban Planning from University of California Los Angeles, and lives in LA with her husband and two daughters.


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