Marisa McPherson

Senior Program Coordinator



Marisa McPherson is the Senior Program Coordinator at the National Committee on North Korea, where she oversees all of NCNK's public-facing content, manages member relations & outreach, and works with the rest of the team to conceptualize, design, and implement NCNK's programs. Prior to her current role, she served as a Project Associate for the National Democratic Institute’s Communications & Government Relations department. Her background also includes positions at the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Campus Leadership Council, and the Osgood Center for International Studies. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from American University and had the opportunity to study abroad at Yonsei University, where she conducted research on multiculturalism in South Korea and North Korean leadership. Outside of the office, she enjoys finding new dishes to cook, practicing her Korean language skills and crocheting more hats than one person really needs.