Carissa develops strategies for creating regional impact at The Commit! Partnership. She is a proud product of DFW public schools and has lived in Dallas and Ft. Worth most of her life. She earned a BBA in Marketing and a BA in Economic Sociology from Southern Methodist University. There she founded a service organization that connects SMU students with sustainable volunteer opportunities; the organization is now the largest student group on campus. Before joining The Commit! Partnership in 2016 Carissa worked as an Associate Consultant with Bain & Company, developing strategies for Fortune 500 and education clients alike.