Marissa Solomon

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Marissa Solomon has been fighting for the climate, environment, democracy, housing justice, equitable healthcare and sensible drug policy at Pythia since 2021. Her work has recently contributed to two major new pieces of first-in-the-nation legislation: New York State’s moratorium on cryptomining and the New York City Council’s bill that mandates provision of naloxone, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses, and fentanyl test strips to bars across the city at no cost.   

Before joining Pythia, Marissa was a senior communications strategist at the Brennan Center and helped to lead communications for the 2021 New York City Council Charter Revision Commission. Marissa is also a comedy writer and performer who has written for the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and Reductress, and likes to combine her two passions — politics and comedy — whenever possible. At the Charter Commission, she wrote and produced the “You Can Vote on That” PSA starring Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. 

Marissa grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has a B.A. in Public Policy from the University of Michigan. She moved to New York immediately after graduating in order to be as close as possible to the Gershwin Theater, so she can see “Wicked” whenever she wants.