Marisa Anne Claire
Marisa Claire graduated from M.U.D. Makeup Designory, Burbank, California in 2003 as a certified Mastery Makeup Artist. Although makeup is a passion, she returned to her previous banking career for several years, completing a decade of total service until 2010 when she was laid-off. Her son, who was born in 2008 whom she has raised on her own, was almost two years old at the time. Losing her job was not only unexpected, but also life changing. Realizing the economy had drastically impacted the work environment; Marisa decided to go back to school to pursue another passion — ASL. American Sign Language had been Marisa’s language in High School, and she used baby sign with her son before he could even speak so that he could communicate his needs and minimize frustration. She graduated in 2013 with her Associate’s Degree and continues to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree toward licensure as an ASL Interpreter.