Marisa Salatino has been involved in Girl Scouting since she was a Brownie. Her efforts in Girl Scouting have impacted her community and well beyond. Marisa has earned her Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. For her Gold Project, she conceived and provided leadership for the renovation and expansion of a garden at a low income government subsided apartment complex for Chinese immigrants. The end result was a peaceful and beautiful environment for the residents to enjoy.
Discovering the needs for this project while in China, Marisa returned to Dallas to create the garden, communicating with the residents through the Chinese Language. She raised funds for the project by singing in Chinese at a Chinese church. Most recently, Marisa she spent her summer teaching English at a school in China. Marisa serves her local community through participation in organizations such as Operation Kindness, National Charity League, and the TeenAge Communications Theatre. She enjoys playing Suzuiki Violin, fencing, drama and voice. Marisa is a Girl Scout Juliette and is currently a sophomore at The Hockaday School.