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Marissa Balbuena

Design Specialist

Marissa Balbuena serves as the Design Specialist at the Lastinger Center for Learning. In this role, Marissa influences and maintains all of visual identities while supporting ongoing and new development, and engaging in quality assurance and strategic implementation of graphic and UX design.

Marissa began her career in graphic design back in 2015 as a freelancer where she collaborated with clients of small businesses and developed deliverables according to specifications. Additionally, she worked for UF Mint Design Studio, III Points Music Festival, and Miami-Dade County. Her overall work and research aims to uplift BIPOC individuals and marginalized voices in order to reimagine existing spaces and promote awareness of human realities.

Marissa has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Florida and is currently working towards a Master of Science in Management at UF Warrington College of Business. In her free time, Marissa is either drawing letters, exercising at the gym, or making more coffee.