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Clarisa is a journalist and the founder of Small Coffee, a boutique PR and marketing agency. She’s been helping small businesses owners with their PR and marketing projects since graduating from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism as a McCormick Foundation Scholar in 2011.

Her writing has appeared in Time Out Chicago, Vocativ, California Home + Design’s blog, Texas Monthly, CultureMap Austin, Glasstire, The Sparefoot Blog, Gapers Block, Bust, Hartford CourantThe Dallas Morning News, the Austin American Statesman, Citygram, Austin Monthly, Austin Woman, Vocativ and Tribeza.

Having served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica, she’s also enthusiastic about community service and helping the greater good. She serves as a board member of Austin Symphony BATS and Girls Empowerment Network.

She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, who is one of her favorite writers.