Marisa Villarreal


Marisa Villarreal is a Master's degree candidate in landscape architecture and urbanism at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where she co-chairs Women in Design, the program's largest student-run organization. Ms. Villarreal also served as the editor of the 2018 Harvard University Graduate School of Design Student Guide. As a media professional, her career has included roles at,, and 20x200. Marisa Villarreal on Instagram | Google +

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MARCH 29, 2021 | MONDAY
How to Clean a Burnt Pot

Cleaning blackened, burned cookware doesn’t have to mean an arm-wearying afternoon of rigorous scouring. It doesn’t have to mean the use of harsh, toxic chemicals either. You probably alr...

What to Do If a Bird Flies into Your House

Cracking the windows is an effective way to air out your house when the weather is nice—but an open window can also be an open invitation to many unwanted visitors. Occasionally, a bird m...

The Power Outage Survival Guide

When you're struck by a blackout, brownout, or sudden power surge, follow these tips to safeguard your home's electronics and appliances—and your family—until the lights come back on.

20 Ways to Support Earth Day This Year

Make today the start of an eco-friendly lifestyle change. Try these 20 easy ideas you can do right now to be kinder to the planet.

MAY 16, 2019 | THURSDAY
11 Things to Know Before Visiting the Lumber Yard

Choosing the right wood for a home improvement project can be tricky for experienced woodworkers and novice DIYers alike. Luckily, knowing a few key lumber facts can make it easier to sel...

Bug Off: Your Guide to Dealing with Houseplant Pests

You've got a green thumb, huh? Well, that's a start. But it takes more than experience to prevent critters from infesting your indoor plants. You need a little luck, first of all. But you...

The Dos and Don'ts of Poinsettia Care

During the holidays, nothing rivals the floral festivity of the season’s favorite plant: the always colorful poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima). Whether you prefer the traditional red var...

MAY 12, 2016 | THURSDAY
12 Backyard Updates You Can Do in a Day

Whether you’re looking to increase storage space, expand your patio, or add interest to your garden, upgrading your backyard can be as fast and easy as an afternoon of labor. Find inspira...

MAY 3, 2015 | SUNDAY
How To: Make Concrete Garden Edging

Always affordable and at once both decorative and functional, concrete garden edging effectively defines garden beds, tree surrounds, and driveway curbs, their versatility enabling you to...

APRIL 6, 2015 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: Removing Coffee Stains from Carpet

It's not what you feared. Spilling coffee on the carpet doesn't have to mean living with an eyesore until you replace the floor covering. Besides the branded cleaners readily available in...