Marissa Milian


Marissa Milian is an operations coordinator for Vera's Restoring Promise initiative, which works to create prison housing units rooted in human dignity and restorative justice. Marissa advances the initiative’s efforts by providing administrative support, including managing the initiative director’s schedule, offering fiscal assistance, and coordinating events.

Before joining Vera in 2023, Marissa interned for the Ohio Correctional Institution Inspection Committee (CIIC), where she corresponded with incarcerated individuals to provide legislative assistance and address their concerns. Marissa also examined the living conditions of Ohio correctional facilities, compiling data obtained during facility inspections. She was previously an intern with Joseph Law Offices, a Michigan criminal defense firm, where she assisted with state criminal appeals processes. Marissa's passion for criminal legal system reform was spurred by her brother’s incarceration.

Marissa holds a BA in political science and a BA in sociology from The Ohio State University.