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Associate Director - Youth, HIV, and GBV
Marissa Billowitz serves as Associate Director for IPPF/WHR’s Youth, HIV, and gender-based violence initiatives. Previously, she was the Senior Program Officer for the organization's Youth work. Marissa has extensive experience in sexual and reproductive health, particularly with regard to gender, sexuality, education and training, and program management. Prior to joining IPPF/WHR, Marissa served as Director of Emergency Contraception Education and Outreach at Planned Parenthood of New York City. She previously coordinated initiatives addressing HIV/AIDS in Latin America and Latino men’s health in the United States at Columbia University’s Heilbrunn Center. She also served as Program Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Margaret Sanger Center International. Marissa holds a Masters in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University and a Bachelor of Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh.
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