Marlisse is a lecturer in the Law and Business Communications group at the UBC Sauder School of Business. She completed her BFA and JD at UBC, followed by her MS from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2012 and is a non-practicing lawyer. Marlisse is a freelance journalist, while also teaching top-rated business communication courses at UBC. Her writing has been published throughout North America, including in The Atlantic, The Globe and Mail, The Columbia Journalism Review, Ars Technica, Public Radio International, Salon, The Daily Beast and American Lawyer Magazine.