Marissa Rivera

Marissa  Rivera
  • Political Science Scholar
  • Department of Political Science


Marissa Rivera is a graduate of Southgate Anderson High School and is from Southgate, Michigan.  She is a political science major with a minor in Law, Justice, and Public Policy.  She is interested in Race and Ethnic Politics and Political Theory. She is currently a research assistant for Professor Nazita Lajevardi examining gender disparities in academic publishing and in citations of economics research. She is also a research assistant for Professor Eric Beasley studying misperceptions in criminal justice and healthcare statistics. After graduation, she plans on attending graduate school to earn her PhD in Political Science with a primary concentration in American Politics to become a professor of Race and Ethnic Politics.