Marisa Lubeck

Media contact and public affairs professional serving the USGS science centers in Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.


Since 2008, Marisa has worked for the USGS Central States Office of Communications on multiple large-scale communications projects including those related to white-nose syndrome in bats, avian influenza outbreaks, major flooding events throughout the Midwest, the 2011 Japan earthquake, invasive Asian carp research in the Great Lakes region, the 2018 Kīlauea Volcano eruption, numerous wildlife mortality events, and the commissionings of three USGS Great Lakes Research Vessels. In 2010, she deployed to Louisiana to serve on the BP-Deepwater Horizon oil spill Joint Information Center within the Unified Command as a federal communications and social media professional. She represents the USGS on the multi-agency White-Nose Syndrome Communications Working Group and narrates the USGS Ecosystems Mission Area podcast series, Outstanding in the Field.

Marisa holds a B.A. in Geography from Colgate University (2005), a Master's in Science Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder (2008), and a Master's Certificate in Environment, Policy, and Society from Colorado State University (2010). Her previous professional experience includes communications for a space physics and atmospheric science laboratory and freelance feature writing. 

Originally from New York state, Marisa currently resides in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, where she spends her free time skiing, hiking, pollinator-friendly gardening, adventuring with her partner, Brian, and spoiling her rescue cat and dog children.