Marissa Billowitz

Senior Program Officer - Youth

Marissa serves as the Senior Program Officer overseeing youth initiatives at IPPF/WHR. She has extensive experience working in sexual and reproductive health, particularly with regard to gender, sexuality, training, capacity building, and program management.

Prior to joining IPPF/WHR in 2009, Marissa served as the Director of Emergency Contraception Education and Outreach at Planned Parenthood of New York City. She also coordinated initiatives addressing HIV/AIDS in Latin America and Latino men’s health in the United States at Columbia University’s Heilbrunn Center, and served as a Program Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Margaret Sanger Center International.

Marissa holds a Master of Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University.


Where were you born?
Richmond, Virginia, USA

What languages do you speak?
English, Spanish, Portuguese, French

What's the most amazing thing you've seen while traveling?
Machu Picchu in Peru

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