Marissa Wu

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Title: Former Editorial Fellow
Education: Boston University
Location: New York, NY
Expertise: Home, Food, Travel, Art

Marissa Wu is a former Editorial Fellow for Southern Living. While with the brand, she wrote about anything and everything as it pertains to the South, but mostly home, food, and the occasional garden stories.

When not editing and producing articles or updating the homepage, she's trying new recipes, jolting along in her manual transmission car, Fitz; hammering out a manuscript on her 1930s Royal Aristocrat typewriter, Georgie; and making film photographs with her Rolleiflex, Cecil.


Prior to working at Southern Living as an Editorial Fellow, she spent a gap year in Paris diving into her art practice.

While there, a personal project, "An Améircaine in Paris," was featured in a group exhibition at an art gallery, Le Pavé d'Orsay, a stone's throw from the Musée d'Orsay. The overarching theme of exhibition was home—a topic that Marissa continues to explore today, philosophically, artistically, and professionally as she sleuths for the latest trends that can help people turn their houses into homes.

Marissa also loves covering food, travel, and the arts. As a small business owner, she enjoys meeting and writing about other creatives, and her time in France was simply an expression of her insatiable desire for adventure (and the best pastry).

Marissa is currently an Associate SEO Editor for PureWow.


Marissa graduated from Boston University with a degree in journalism and a minor in French Studies.

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