Marissa recently completed her second year at the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law. While in law school, she volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada on a research project for the UVic Access to Justice Centre for Excellence. Marissa also worked as a peer tutor for UVic's Amicus Program in her second year, providing individual and group tutoring to first year law students. She was elected to serve as Sports and Clubs Representative of the UVic Law Students' Society for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.
Following her first year of law school, Marissa spent her summer at the Ontario Securities Commission in Toronto. She worked as a law student in the Market Regulation Branch and gained exposure to securities law in relation to Ontario's capital markets.
Marissa completed her Bachelor of Business Administration (Joint Major Psychology) with Distinction at Simon Fraser University, where she also played on the Varsity Women's Soccer team. She was a member of the first group of SFU athletes to compete in the NCAA and was a three time recipient of her conference’s Academic All-Star Team Award. She also received the Clan Scholar Award in her senior year.
Marissa volunteered for two years at Access Pro Bono, working with disadvantaged British Columbians who could not otherwise access a lawyer. She also worked as a teaching assistant at the SFU Beedie School of Business and worked for five years in parks and recreation.
Marissa ran track and field for many years and now enjoys yoga, hiking, and playing sports to stay active. She has also travelled extensively throughout Europe and North America. Marissa joins us for Summer Articles in May.