Karissa serves as Eastern Promotions Coordinator for CCBR. In this role she is in charge of social media, graphic design, and promoting CCBR’s projects throughout Eastern Canada and beyond. In addition, Karissa has had hundreds of conversations about abortion and is regularly out on the streets leading activism and changing minds. 
Karissa grew up in a large pro-life family and has been convicted on the issue of abortion since she was young. Growing up, she wanted to do something to end abortion, but wasn’t sure what she could do. After several people she knew did internships with CCBR, she saw an effective way of changing minds and saving lives, and it didn’t take her long to decide that she wanted to be part of the amazing work that was happening. Karissa completed the 4 month internship in 2021. During the summer she thought more and more about the difference that one person could make in the pro-life movement, and how she could change her plans to save lives. After the internship was over Karissa joined staff with CCBR – leading activism and assisting with social media and various projects, including serving as a team leader for the 2022 summer internship. In September of 2022 she began her role as Eastern Promotions Coordinator.