Clarisa is the Digital & Social Media Lead of Austin Board of REALTORS®
Clarisa is a multimedia journalist who has worked as in-house as a professional storyteller for both national and local nonprofits. Before joining the Austin Board of REALTORS® , she was the Founder and Principal of Small Coffee, a boutique PR and marketing agency that worked with small businesses. She is a graduate of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism.
Clarisa loves empowering young women and has always been enthusiastic about helping the greater good. She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, a Leadership Austin alumn, and she serves as a board member of Austin Symphony BATS and Girls Empowerment Network.
Best Mentee Fit:
Clarisa is frequently described as being creative and a good connector. She describes herself as a “gentle nag” who is good at networking. Having personally benefited from WCA’s mentorship program, she’s happy to help anyone who has questions about how to start their small business, or how to get a job as an in-house content marketer. Before moving to Austin in 2015, she was working in the nonprofit world in Chicago and freelanced as a journalist. She‘s happy to provide advice to students looking for internships or for people wanting to freelance, make a pivot in their career, and find ways to get engaged in their community.