Marissa was born and raised in Florida, and started singing at around 6 when she was in a Christmas show at Seaside Musical Theatre in Daytona Beach. From the moment her mom put those false eyelashes on her and she walked out on that stage, she was hooked. From then on, she trained and performed consistently in the Central Florida area. She graduated from University of Tampa in 2017 with a BFA in Musical Theatre. She then moved back to Orlando to continue to work with the wonderful people and venues she has discovered. When not working, Marissa spends her time studying Jim Henson and The Muppets (which she finds absolutely fascinating), watching every Judy Garland video in existence, and playing The Sims like it's her job.