About Me

I write about current events, military topics, and veterans issues. I love exploring topics with an international impact and am passionate about public diplomacy — how we engage with the world around us. I'm also a runner, so I love to write about health topics and how they impact us all.


My work has appeared in The Washington Post and Task & Purpose.


I'm currently in the early stages of writing a memoir about 9/11. My dad is a survivor of the attack on the Pentagon, and I'm writing about our experience then and how it got us to where we are now. 


I received a BA in Political Science from Brown University, a Master's in Public Diplomacy from the University of Southern California, and an MA in Writing from the Johns Hopkins University. 


To read my writing 280 characters at a time, follow me on Twitter: @mcruzmissile.


Contact me at lemar.marissa.a@gmail.com

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