Merrisa has enjoyed writing since she was a kid, winning her first competition at the age of 10. She went on to study journalism at Texas A&M University and launch a nearly 20-year career in B2B marketing and corporate communications. Her experience includes everything from business blogging, to ghostwriting for big-company CEOs, to magazine and book editing. In 2013, she became accredited by the International Association of Business Communicators, a rigorous process that attests to her ability to apply strategic thinking in her communications planning tasks. Outside of work, she is a new(ish) mom whose time is spent catering to the whims of a tiny human and a not-so-tiny yellow lab.