Marissa Muñoz joined New York Road Runners in February 2022 as the Senior Vice President of Community Impact. In this role, she leads the philanthropic work of the organization and is responsible for all youth and community programs and the fundraising necessary to sustain and grow that programming across New York City and the nation.
Marissa brings extensive experience in nonprofit management, policy advocacy and programming, as well as development. She has worked at all levels of government and is knowledgeable about its intersection and oversight. Her career is largely centered on increasing educational and economic opportunities for young people from traditionally marginalized communities. Before joining NYRR, she was the Northeast Regional Director of Young Invincibles, an organization working to amplify the voices of young adults in the political process and expand their economic opportunities. In this role, she led all development, advocacy, and programming efforts. Marissa has worked in sports-based youth development, helping advance youth leadership skills for girls and young women of color as the Director of Programs for PowerPlay NYC. Her accomplishments include doubling the number of programs across New York City and spearheading the New York City Council–funded Stars Citywide Girls Initiative. Marissa has also led efforts to increase educational equity as the Senior Director of Education Policy for the Hispanic Federation and as a K-12 Relationship Manager at the College Board.
Marissa holds a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She has run several marathons and enjoys walking around the city to explore different neighborhoods.