hi there.

I’m Marissa Lorusso. I’m a writer, editor, and music journalist living in Washington, D.C.

I’m currently an associate editor on NPR’s Music and Events teams. I write and edit for NPR Music, co-produce the weekly NPR Music newsletter, work on projects like Turning the Tables¬†and the Tiny Desk Contest, and sometimes talk on podcasts.

I studied anthropology (B.A.) at Vassar College and intercultural and international communication (M.A.) at American University’s School of International Services. In school, I focused on intercultural feminisms, gendered labor, and the sex worker rights movement.

I’m also a songwriter under the name Keeper and I make a newsletter called constellations.

Thanks for stopping by.