Prior to joining the MAVEN Project, Linaise worked at the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) as an AmeriCorps VISTA and Tufts Health Plan (formerly Network Health). With a passion for social justice, Linaise devoted her time contributing to the cause of ending homelessness, and helping low-income individuals and families get health insurance coverage. She brings communications, community relations and development experience. Linaise earned her B.S. in Journalism from Florida A&M University.