Marissa is a graduate of the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law. While in law school, she volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada, worked as a peer tutor for UVic Law's Amicus Program, and was elected as the Sports and Clubs Representative for the UVic Law Students' Society. Marissa also worked as a summer student at the Ontario Securities Commission in Toronto following her first year of law school.
Prior to law school, Marissa obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration (Joint Major Psychology) with Distinction from Simon Fraser University. She also played on the Varsity Women's Soccer team during this time and was a member of the first group of SFU athletes to compete in the NCAA. Marissa was a three-time recipient of her conference’s Academic All-Star Team Award and received the Clan Scholar Award in her senior year. She also ran track and field for many years.
In her spare time, Marissa enjoys cooking, hiking, and playing sports. She also loves to travel and has spent extended time in Europe, Africa, and North America. Marissa returns to Fasken as an articling student after having summered at the firm.