Marissa is a senior majoring in public relations and double minoring in sociology and theater. Marissa has been a member of HVC since her first semester of her freshman year, previously working as Account Associate for Blue I.V., The Ad Council, Global Entrepreneurship Week and The Schreyer’s Institute for Technology. She was promoted as an Account Executive for the Upward Bound Math and Science and 50plusconnects accounts during her junior year. She is excited to take on the position of the Director of Staff Relations this year!
Outside of HVC, Marissa just finished her summer internship as an Executive Leader Intern for Target Corp! Marissa is also a Media Relations captain for Penn State Homecoming 2016, where she is responsible for promoting all homecoming events to students and alumni by writing press kits, creating the 2016 crisis communications plan, and working closely with TV and radio stations during homecoming events. Additionally, she is enjoying being a PRomotions committee member for THON 2017, where she promotes THON’s mission and fundraising events through a variety of PR methods to increase attendance and awareness. Marissa finished her term as the Philanthropy Chair for the Delta Kappa chapter of Alpha Delta Pi last year and continues to enjoy being a sister of ADPi.
When she isn’t running around campus to classes and countless meetings, you can find Marissa singing along to her favorite musicals or feeding her Disney obsession with a Dunkin Iced Coffee in hand. Since she isn’t a Disney princess (yet) she plans to pursue a career in corporate communications upon graduation in May 2017.