Charissa Romens earned her B.A. in Philosophy from Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida. Before coming to Acton, Charissa worked in public relations and marketing in the luxury resorts industry. In her role as Program Manager, Charissa manages Acton's relationship with their International Affiliates, works closely with the office in Rome, and coordinates various international conferences and events. In her free time, Charissa volunteers with a local youth group.