Marissa was born and raised in Lakeland, Fl (in between Tampa and Orlando). Being that she is Italian, she has a strong love for pizza and tiramisu. She enjoys going to the beach to keep up her tan and loves everything palm trees. In her spare time she enjoys fishing, shopping, and exploring Gainesville with her roommates. She decided to move away from her family and two dogs (Rosie & Snickers), to move to Gainesville with her best friend about a year ago. She currently attends Santa Fe and is enrolled in the medical coding/billing program.