Marissa Diekhoff (she/her) became a National Service Program Associate in January 2023. She first joined Housing Action Illinois as a Communications and Resource Development AmeriCorps VISTA in 2017-18. In her role as a Program Associate, Marissa supports Housing Action’s AmeriCorps VISTA Network with a particular focus on enhancing program communications and expanding access to the AmeriCorps VISTA Network in central and southern Illinois.
Previously, Marissa provided community outreach and developed communications and programming for mental health, public health, and creative arts organizations in Chicago and southern Illinois. She earned a B.A. in International Human Rights and Photography at Webster University and completed a M.A. in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. She lives in southern Illinois with her partner and dog.