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


White supremacy isn't just a national problem — it's global

The Internet has allowed white supremacists unprecedented ability to connect across international borders. Across the countries of the Western world, white supremacists feel they're "under attack" by people of color — and in some cases they have launched violent responses.


The 'slimy, smelly, creepy world' of Gross Science

NOVA's Anna Rothschild says she has always loved science that is particularly gross, which explains why she's now the host of the popular YouTube channel Gross Science for WGBH and PBS Digital. Despite her success, she sometimes has doubts about herself, a psychological phenomenon known as imposter syndrome. But, Rothschild has some advice — shun the imposter syndrome, and know you’re not alone.