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Marissa Klass

4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016


Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in Justice and Law and Political Science, May 2022

American University, Washington, DC

Certificate, Leadership Studies in the School of Public Affairs

Marlboro High School, Marlboro, NJ, June 2018



School of Public Affairs Leadership Program

Member, August 2018 – present

  • Promote social action through the development of theory-based leadership skills
  • Develop a researched response to racial injustice in the public school system

The Reform Jewish Youth Movement

NFTY North American Programming Vice President, June 2018 – present

  • Launch a comprehensive North American Racial Justice campaign for over 8,000 Jewish teens
  • Plan a four day-long event for over 1,000 Jewish teens
  • Oversee the regional programming of 22 teen leaders

The Reform Jewish Youth Movement

NFTY Garden Empire Region Programming Vice President, June 2016 – June 2018

  • Wrote ten educational social action programs for over 100 Jewish teens
  • Planned and executed eight weekend-long events for over 100 Jewish teens
  • Created an expansive resource bank of Jewish texts utilized by reform Jewish teen leaders

Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Kutz Camp

Immersive Teacher, June – July 2018

  • Created and led educational leadership programs for Jewish high school students
  • Facilitated the discussion and program creation on racial justice, sexual violence prevention, and gun violence prevention


Babysitter, August 2017 – June 2018

  • Cared for two children, ages two and four, for two to seven hours per session
  • Read books, played games, and tucked children into bed

Rolling Hills Country Day Camp

Counselor, June – August 2017

  • Ensured the safety and well-being of fourteen three and four-year old campers
  • Guided campers through athletic and creative activities

Temple Rodeph Torah

Teacher’s Aide, September 2014 – May 2018

  • Tutored students one-on-one in kindergarten through seventh grade
  • Instructed students in the reading of hebrew in preparation for their b’nai mitzvot



We The People

  • Grappled with constitutional questions in relation to contemporary issues
  • Formulated oral presentations to be questioned by panelists in simulated legislative hearings

L’Taken at The Religious Action Center

  • Engaged in interactive, informative social justice programs
  • Lobbied Congress on two separate trips for comprehensive sexual education and bail reform

Urban Mitzvah Corps, Summer Activities for Everyone (S.A.F.E.)

  • Volunteered as a camp counselor at a summer activities program for underserved youth
  • Created engaging activities with limited resources for eight and nine year old campers


Computer Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; Proficient in G Suite; Advanced in WordPress, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.