Maris Gourd Sagamang supports the Client Services team and the corporation as a whole with both ongoing and on-demand research projects. Additionally, her role includes assisting with the administration of an U.S. Department of Defense grant.
Maris joined the Commerce Corporation as an intern in the summer of 2015, gradually taking on more complex projects. Her role transitioned, as of February 2016, into that of research analyst and grant program assistant. In addition to her research responsibilities, Maris now works on multiple grant management projects as well as emergency management and business resilience. Maris has previously worked as a teaching assistant for undergraduate students, and she also has a background in information technology and troubleshooting.
Maris is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, with both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in political science.