Marissa is a Lynchburg, Virginian, born and raised. She attended Disciples- affiliated Lynchburg College, where she graduated in May 2018 with a degree in Human Resource Management and Leadership. Marissa found her passion for community service through the Bonner Leader Program, which emphasizes community service and leadership development, and her outdoor recreation campus job. Her home church is Bedrock Baptist Church in Lynchburg. In NBA XPLOR, Marissa is grateful for an opportunity to connect with a new community and to help her realize what she values most in life while re-focusing on her faith. Marissa is a sucker for fresh produce and handmade crafts. With a casual hum and a loud whistle, she is always ready to learn something new.