The University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning


The University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning is a non-profit innovation hub dedicated to renovating education and improving learning outcomes through the development of programs and innovations. Each year, the Lastinger Center serves more than 500,000 children and 50,000 educators across the nation.

My Role

As Senior Designer & Illustrator, I utilize communication skills to meet the needs of internal and external clients within a fast-paced environment. As part of the Learning Experience team, I collaborate with animators, videographers, and web developers to produce educational materials for practitioners nationwide that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), exemplify equitable practices, and illuminate diverse representations. Other projects I continue to work on regard preschool/kindergarten readiness, reading proficiency, and socioemotional teaching strategies.

Marissa Balbuena ©