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Nice to Meet You!

- Larissa Martinez, Author -

Larissa is a seasoned political strategist with close to two decades of experience working in every aspect of the political world, from campaigns to serving on the staffs of elected officials. With a passion for increasing diversity at decision-making tables at every level, she co-founder, and currently runs, Women's Public Leadership Network (WPLN), a nonprofit equipping women to seek public office. She has Bachelors’ Degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Georgia and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California.

Please visit to learn more about WPLN’s work.

- Mari Martinez Zinser, Author -

Mari is a teaching artist specializing in program design that use arts integration to teach a variety of audiences, including after-school programs, Theatre for Young Audiences, Memory Theatre for senior citizens, Baby Theatre, and special group projects. With over a decade of experience, she coaches teachers across metro Atlanta to use arts integration in their classrooms. She has worked with DreamBox Theatre, Atlanta Theatre-To-Go and as a Wolf Trap teaching artist with The Alliance Theatre.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from

Florida State University and a Master of Science in Educational Theatre from City College of New York. You can learn more about her work at

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