Marisa McPherson

Program Officer



Marisa McPherson is the Program Officer at the National Committee on North Korea, where she designs and manages NCNK's public-facing content, oversees member relations & outreach, and works alongside the team to conceptualize and implement NCNK's programs. She also serves as the primary supervisor for NCNK's communications interns. Prior to joining NCNK, 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 generational divides in attitudes towards multiculturalism in South Korea and the establishment of the Kim dynasty in North Korea. 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.