Marissa Joe is from the Hopi and Navajo Nations. She is from the Village of Sipaulovi, Second Mesa Arizona. She is Honwungwa (Bear Clan). Born for Kinyaa' áanii (Towering House Clan). Her maternal grandfather is Tódich'íi'nii (Bitterwater) and her paternal grandfather is Tó tsohnii (Big Water). She is in her final year of the Masters of Landscape Architecture program at the University of New Mexico, School of Architecture and Planning. She will receive her masters with a graduate minor in Community & Regional Planning as well as a graduate certificate in Historic Preservation and Regionalism. She hold a B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in Plant Biology. Marissa has extensive experience working as a field botanist in Northern Arizona and Mexico. She is a certified Permaculture Designer and worked several years as an apprentice with Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture doing traditional orchard restoration, traditional agricultural revitalization and natural building. For iD+Pi, she has worked as a project assistant since the Fall of 2012. She has worked on the Nambe Plaza project, Zuni Mainstreet project, Santo Domingo project, Taos Pueblo Comprehensive Plan and is currently working on the Cochiti Plaza Revitalization project.