Marissa Levenson '12
Marissa received her BA in Aging Studies with a concentration in counseling and a minor in communication disorders. After graduating, she worked as a home care case manager at a Massachusetts non-profit that provides services to older adults.
She then went on to earn her Master of Social Work in 2016 in Massachusetts, interning at an intensive outpatient geriatric psychiatry group therapy program, a hospice, and a community Alzheimer’s support program. After receiving her MSW, she worked as a guardianship case manager for older adults who came to her agency through adult protective services.
Working in traditional non-profits helped Marissa decide that she wanted to do something new and innovative to improve the systems supporting older adults. She said the Aging Studies program opened her eyes to the wide variety of jobs available in the field and provided her with the needed skills. The faculty members in the Aging Studies program provided her with support and guidance, both as a student and as an alum. Their passion for helping older adults inspired her.
She now works as the Director of Life Care Management at AssuredAllies, a start-up company in the Boston area. They partner with long-term care insurance companies, and using predictive analytics and principles of population health management to offer personalized pre-claim case management and support services for policyholders. The goal is to help policyholders maintain their independence and live at home longer, while saving the insurance companies money by shortening and lowering the cost of claims.
The Aging Studies program also helped solidify her interest in working with individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. She hopes to use her education and professional experience to take on this rapidly growing public health crisis.