Marissa grew up originally in Blairsville, Georgia, but has lived in Athens and the Atlanta area since then. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Piedmont College in 2017 where she was a collegiate soccer player for all 4 years. After working as a Physical Therapy Technician at Athens Orthopedic Clinic for 1 year, Marissa went to PA school at High Point University in High Point, NC. She earned her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies after graduating in 2020 during a pandemic. After PA school, she moved back home to Georgia and soon after rejoined the AOC family to work with Dr. David Katz. Marissa enjoys hanging out with friends and family especially if a sporting event, concert, or beach is involved.