Marisa currently serves on the Executive Council at the English Language Center at Brigham Young University where she supervises the academic reading and writing classes. Marisa Lee grew up in Cortez, Colorado, but has lived in Lehi, Utah for the past several years. She received her B.A. in French Teaching from Brigham Young University. During her time as an undergrad, she had the opportunity live for a short time in France and Belgium. After graduating, she worked for four years as a junior high French teacher and one year as a high school seminary teacher. Then, she was called to serve a mission in the Czech Republic. Upon completing her mission, Marisa returned to BYU to receive a Graduate Certificate in TESOL and an M.A. in TESOL. Her research interests include K-12 ESL parent involvement, intensive English program curriculum development and test development, and second language writing.