Marisa Charley Associate Director | Bonner Program Director | Instructor of Poverty Studies

Marisa Charley

Mattingly 310

Marisa joined the Shepherd Program staff in 2012. She graduated from Allegheny College with a B.A. in Communication Arts and a focus in Values, Ethics, and Social Action. As an undergraduate Marisa was a member of the Bonner Program and served as a Bonner Foundation Summer Intern. She is also a proud Semester at Sea alumna. After two post-graduate years serving as the AmeriCorps*VISTA member co-coordinating the Bonner Program at Allegheny College, Marisa was excited by the opportunity to join the Rockbridge Community, and the Shepherd Program.  In this role she serves as the Bonner Program Director, the Coordinator of the Community-Academic Research Alliance, and teaches POV 102  . She is grateful for the opportunity to work with students, community partners, and faculty with a deep ethic of service and commitment to justice around issues of poverty.


M.A. in Critical and Creative Thinking from University of Massachusetts, Boston