Marylisa Wood

Student Activities & Funding Board (SAFB) Coordinator

I was born and raised in Paradise, CA starting my higher education at Butte College and transferring to Southern Oregon University in Ashland. I graduated with my bachelors in Communication Studies and a business certificate in Nonprofit Management. After I graduated my desire to work in the nonprofit world took me to Minnesota to join the national fundraising team for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. From there I continued my work with the National MS Society in Denver, Colorado while getting to enjoy all stunning outdoor splendor of The Rockies. With a desire to be closer to family I accepted a position at California State University, Chico as the Student Organization Financial Coordinator where I found my love for working in higher education and supporting students. After four years at Chico State I was thrilled to accept a position at Cal Poly Humboldt bringing me to a location I have loved since a child and to a position that challenges and inspires me on a daily basis. I love exploring the magic of the redwoods and breathing in the fresh ocean air every day. I am so excited to experience all the future holds for me here in beautiful Humboldt county and as part of the Cal Poly Humboldt community.
When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us. - Bell Hooks
Areas of Interest: 
I am passionate about Social Justice, Mental Health Advocacy, Leadership Development, and Sustainability.
When I am not in the office I am exploring new trails, tide pools, finding live music or creating (writing, painting, or making playlists).
Liaison Roles and Committee Memberships: 
Institutional Programming Model; Campus Traditions; New Initiatives Programming Committee; Large Scale Events; Rivalry Weekend and Homecoming; Student Activities Funding Board
B.S in Communication Studies
B.S. in Communication
Business Certification
Favorite professional and self-help books: 
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brene Brown
Marylisa Wood
(707) 826-5695
SAC 235