Assistant Professor, ISAT

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Larissa Mark, Ph.D. has worked supporting environmental educational programs and on regulatory issues related to water including Endangered Species Act, Watershed Planning, Water Quality Standards, Green Development, Water Supply/Conservation, and Coastal Issues.  For her undergraduate degree, Larissa went to the College of William and Mary and majored in Biology with a minor in Secondary Education. She received her M.S. in Environmental Policy from Virginia Commonwealth University and successfully completed her Ph.D. in Environmental Policy and Social Science with a concentration in policy development and programmatic implementation and evaluation at George Mason University in 2012.


Prior to joining JMU, Larissa worked for CSRA conducting environmental education outreach and for the NAHB as an Environmental Policy Program Manager where she analyzed proposed federal and state policies, organized environmental educational programs, and coordinated environmental committee meetings and research. Prior to NAHB, Larissa worked for Tetra Tech Inc. as an Environmental Systems Analyst where she analyzed environmental projects, technical documentation in addition to monitoring the development of environmental websites for multiple clients.  Larissa also worked for the Science Application International Corporation (SAIC) where she was an Environmental Policy Analyst where she focused on EPA and NASA environmental policy issues.  Before focusing her career in the environmental field Larissa taught high school Biology and Environmental Science in Richmond Va.

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