Marissa was born in Freedom, WI and moved to Lexington a year ago to work in cancer research at UK. She graduated with a B.S. in Communication Sciences & Disorders from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Health at the University of Kentucky. Marissa is also a certified Stages Indoor Cycling Instructor. She enjoys triathlon training, camping, volunteering and hiking, all of which she fuels with her 100% plant-based diet! A fun fact about Marissa is that she completed a half-Ironman last summer!