A 2006 graduate of DePaul, she earned her college degree while commuting from home so she could care for her younger siblings. Marissa then earned a Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans in 2010.
Marissa’s intelligence and work ethic are legendary among her peers, which is why she’s the only candidate who has worked for prestigious law firms AND was chosen for three different prestigious legal clerkships.
Marissa uses her legal qualifications to help people that others leave behind. Working families, ex-offenders, local businesses, and anyone else feeling locked out of the American Dream. From criminal justice reform and re-entry at The First 72+ to civil litigation to volunteer work with the Orchid Society and Coats for Kids, Marissa steps up to fight for justice and help those in need.