Marissa grew up on her family’s 34 cow Dairy farm just outside of Durand, WI. By the age of 14, she was taking responsibility of the farm when her parents were gone for a short amount of time. She didn’t realize at the time how important the farm was to her. Now that she is furthering her education at UWRF, she is studying Accounting with a minor in Ag Business. She hopes her 2018 summer internship as a Credit Analyst will lead to a future career path. She also has a passion to work with animals and hopes to have a small farm to raise a family on.
Marissa has been exposed to many wonderful opportunities since she has began her college career. She plays volleyball on the UWRF Club Volleyball Team, where she is the Treasurer of the club. She is also involved in Ag Business and Marketing Society, Accounting Society, Dairy Club, Phi Kappa Phi, and a couple other organizations on campus. Off campus, she is the Secretary for the Pepin County Dairy Promotion Council and really enjoys playing piano at Rock Creek Lutheran and Faith Lutheran Churches.
The last organization that has influenced her life tenfold is Alpha Gamma Rho - Alpha Psi. She cannot thank her boyfriend, Zachary Olson pin #1081, for introducing her to men of AGR at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. Marissa spent quite a bit of time at the house throughout the year and created friendships that she cherishes very much. The guys have improved her life academically and professionally, and overall have made life much more interesting. Marissa has made many memories that she will never forget and looks forward to the many more that are in store.