Marissa Kiss, M.A., is a Graduate Research Assistant at the Institute for Immigration Research at George Mason University. She received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Rhode Island in 2007 and earned her M.A. degree in Sociology from George Mason University in 2012. Her primary research interests include social inequality, immigration, media studies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and statistical analysis. Ms. Kiss is currently pursuing her PhD in Sociology at GMU.