is a Chicago-based mindfulness practitioner, media arts educator and documentary filmmaker. She is committed to working with Chicago youth around issues of social justice and has witnessed the power of creative and digital arts, narrative-therapy based storytelling, and meditation practices in healing communities impacted by chronic stress, violence and neglect. She is an avid supporter of design-thinking and inquiry-based education to promote a culture of creativity, self-expression and positive risk-taking.
Earlier in her career, Larissa served as an associate producer and production assistant on shows for PBS, The History Channel and The Food Network. She earned a Master degree in Visual Media Arts from Emerson College and a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.