Marissa grew up in Marlboro, N.J., and received her PharmD from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston, Mass. She is currently a PGY1 pharmacy resident at UPMC Presbyterian. Her professional interests include cardiology, critical care, and academia. Her long term goal is to practice as a clinical pharmacist specializing in cardiology after completing a PGY2 pharmacy residency. She also enjoys running outdoors, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.