Marissa Tirona, Board Member

Marissa Tirona is a program officer on the BUILD team at the Ford Foundation, working to advance the foundation’s efforts to support and develop stronger, sustainable, and more effective social justice organizations and networks across the globe.

Marissa has deep experience in organizational and movement capacity building and speaks on and writes about issues related to design thinking, systems change, movement and field building, network and adaptive leadership, and strategy. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including Oakland Kids First, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, and the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area. She holds a JD from the Santa Clara University School of Law, is a member of the California State Bar, and has a BA in English literature with a concentration in women’s studies from Swarthmore College.