MarisaOliva (1).jpg

Marisa Oliva

Health and Nature Liaison - Rio Grande Valley

Marisa Oliva-Rodriguez is a native Texan, transplanted from San Antonio to the floodplains of Rio Grande Valley. Managing the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center from 2004 until recently, Oliva-Rodriguez has spent her career helping children and families connect to nature through innovative programming and with the creation of beautiful outdoor spaces. A graduate of Texas A&M University and Pennsylvania State University, she is raising two young naturalists with her husband Roy. Marisa is excited to join Texas Children in Nature as the Rio Grande Valley Health and Nature Liaison.