Clarissa joined The Menges Group in late 2022 after obtaining a Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Before law school, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Liberal Studies, focused in Psychology, Theatre, and Women’s Studies from Carlow University. She is passionate about using her legal background and industry experience to advocate for health equity initiatives and healthcare accessibility for underserved communities. Prior to joining The Menges Group, Clarissa worked in the legal department at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she gained valuable insight on healthcare delivery, patient safety, quality, and the complex regulatory framework behind it all. She also completed a legal internship at Volunteers of America, National Services. When she’s not working, you can find her annotating Shakespeare plays or baking an abundance of cookies.