As Policy and Communications Coordinator, Marissa Dake works closely with the entire Michael Torrey Associates team to achieve client success. Dake assists with issue management, tracking policies and conducting research for clients. She also designs, writes, and creates a variety of advocacy resources for clients.
Before joining MTA in 2018, Dake served in an internship for Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) where she conducted legislative research, daily media monitoring, created content for the press team and supported constituent relations.
Dake graduated magna cum laude from Washburn University in 2017 with a B.A. in Corporate Communication and a minor in Leadership Studies, including a study abroad in Havana and Santa Clara, Cuba. While in college, Dake served as the Leadership Challenge Event™ fellow at the Washburn University Leadership Institute and was the Director of Communications and Leadership Development for a ministry that targets youth in underserved neighborhoods.
Though she was born in California, Dake grew up in Kansas and considers herself a true Midwesterner. As a member of a farming family that stretches back five generations, Dake has deep roots in agriculture. She resides in Washington where she enjoys printmaking, exploring D.C. and cooking for friends.