Writing Up The Ranks presented by The WGAW - Creator's Studio 2 - June 23, 2018

Marisa Tam grew up in Minnesota on a steady diet of Law & Order, developing an enduring love for crime stories and dark drama. After spending several years working in libraries, she moved to Los Angeles in 2013 to take part in UCLA’s inaugural Professional Program in TV Writing. Marisa was later selected for the 2015 CAPE New Writers Fellowship and the 2015-16 class of NBC’s Writers on the Verge, after which she spent two seasons writing for NBC’s The Blacklist. A recovering metal band drummer and onetime Jeopardy! contestant, she is perpetually on the hunt for the best french fries in L.A.