Marissa has always pushed herself for excellence in all that she does. She has a love of all things technology and mathematics. She has served as club president for her local chapters of both the NJHS and FBLA in previous years and has shown herself to be a natural leader. She is ambitious in the courses she selects at school and has always been an honor roll student. Her dream is to become a software developer, though she would love to have the opportunity to work on video game development. She is planning on pursuing a Computer Science degree at the University of Utah after graduating from high school. In addition to her love of technology, Marissa also enjoys reading, playing video games, tinkering with LEGO, and volunteering in her community. After being a runner-up for the NCWIT affiliate award in 2016, she is very excited to be a 2017 affiliate award winner.