Marisa is a founder member of Soul Sounds. She obtained a Diploma in Journalism and Communication in 2001 and her BA in Social Sciences in 2007. More recently, Marisa completed her Masters in Human Rights and Democratization at the University of Sydney and University of Colombo.
Having worked as a journalist for The Sunday Times from 2002 to date (in a freelance capacity since 2008), she is now involved in diverse advocacy projects and campaigns related to social justice.
She takes pride in her theatrical productions with the Workshop Players since 2002, which is inclusive of the troupes 20 year anniversary celebration performance held in March 2012, and Jesus Christ Superstar in 2013. Marisa aspires to learn to speak Tamil fluently and has a long-term goal of writing a book someday.
"I am deemed, or should I say ‘doomed’ to be the most senior member of the choir and have thus taken on the unofficial role of ‘Agony Aunt’. I am of course an Alto, and singing with Soul Sounds has been quite a roller coaster ride. I’ve been greatly blessed to have made some of my best friends and greatest memories here. Come what may, we’re one big, crazy family, and I love all "my girlies" to bits!"