Marisa Van Saanen
Marisa B. Van Saanen (YLS '10) was an ISP fellow while attending the law school. After graduating from Wellesley College, Marisa attended the University of Oxford as a Marshall Scholar, where she completed an MPhil in International Relations and wrote her thesis on intellectual property and public health issues. Marisa then worked at the World Bank, working with religious leaders and institutions on global development and poverty issues. While at the World Bank, she co-authored, with Katherine Marshall, the 2007 book, Development and Faith: Where Mind, Heart, and Soul Work Together. After law school, she clerked on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals for Judge David Hamilton, based in Bloomington, Indiana. She is currently a litigation associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Washington, D.C. and will soon begin a clerkship for Judge Beryl Howell on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.