Marissa Lorusso

Marissa Lorusso


I was summer intern at The World, and a student at American University's School of International Service. I'm pursuing my Master's in International Communication, focusing on intercultural relations.

Mostly, I like to learn about the interactions among culture, gender and language around the world. I also love hearing, telling  — and helping people tell! — great stories, which is what led me to fall in love with radio.

Outside of school and work, I spend most of my time running, writing music and planning my next road trip.

Recent Stories


Reality TV's new stars are Tanzanian farmers

They farm on a set, but the stakes are high. These are the stars of a reality show called "Female Food Heroes," a Tanzanian TV show produced by Oxfam that aims to empower and educate rural women who feed most of the families in the African nation.


Has Donald Trump become 'the great Latino unifier?'

Donald Trump’s tweets about immigration aren’t just getting reactions from Americans anymore — they’ve started to upset someone purporting to be the escaped Mexican drug lord El Chapo. A confrontation flared up on Twitter between @ElChap0Guzman and @RealDonaldTrump and has sparked outrage and comedy from the Latino community.