hi there. marissa here.

I’m a writer, editor and music journalist who’s good at keeping big projects on track. I like to tell stories about the places where culture, power and art intersect and help us better understand ourselves and one another.

At NPR Music, I write about music I love, edit and organize our series on new canons, and run the Tiny Desk Contest. (You can read all that work + more here.)

I studied anthropology at Vassar College (BA) and intercultural + international communication at American University (MA).

I’m also a songwriter under the name Keeper.

Want to get in touch? You can email me at mlorusso [at] npr [dot] org.

Thanks for stopping by.