Marisa Franco Ph.D.
Marisa Franco, Ph.D., has a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from The University of Maryland. She was previously a professor at Georgia State University, where she became an academic expert on friendship. The research has taught her that being the type of person that others want as a friend has nothing to do with being accomplished or charismatic, but is all about loving and celebrating others. She currently works as a policy fellow at Millenium Challenge Corporation. There, she uses research to develop best-practices for building schools, hospitals, wells, and other projects that target international poverty.