In June 2020 Marisa obtained her undergraduate degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Lancaster University.
Marisa regularly works with other criminologists who have experienced incarceration, both here and around the world. She has published journal articles and book chapters as a convict criminologist.
Dr Nicola Harding at Lancaster University and Marisa regularly lecture together on a 'lived experience' module where students learn directly from people with criminal histories. Nicola and Marisa also research crime and justice together on various projects.
Marisa has lectured to students of all ages at various institutions, including inside prison.