Maressa B. McCall


Maressa B. McCall

Maressa is a Facilitator at FocusU. She brings with her 15 years of experience. She is a Western classically trained percussionist, with additional experience in the music of the Americas, Africa, and Asia.

Maressa holds graduate degrees in Mathematics and Music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a post-graduate degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of Maryland at College Park. Her involvement with Indian classical and folk music brought her to India to study tabla in 2009, which led to her long-term relationship with India and has ultimately prompted her permanent relocation.

Maressa has 6 years experience teaching music and mathematics to various age groups from kindergarten to university students in the United States and abroad. She has also spent 2 years in India working in the youth development sector of Delhi, conducting research for her post-graduate degree, and studying Hindi. Now linguistically and culturally fluent, Maressa combines her love of music, language, and facilitation to offer workshop experiences with FocusU.

Maressa spends her free time working informally towards gender equality in India, an issue that pervades the workplace, public space, and home life. As a practitioner of Krav Maga, the Israeli martial art, Maressa firmly believes in the ability of every individual to mentally and physically protect him or herself. In addition to her love of language, music, and travel, Maressa enjoys a nice cup of coffee, a good book, and a scenic view!

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