Marissa joined the Hope House staff in 2017. She holds a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies and a minor in Spanish from Colorado State University. Prior to Hope House, she worked teaching 2-year-old children at The Family Center/La Familia. Her volunteer experience include mentoring at-risk youth and working with special needs students as well as working with mission and youth programs. She is a Colorado native and a proud CSU Ram who cherishes time with friends and family and the mountains.