Marissa joined The College of Global Studies as an Application Coordinator in February 2017, and transitioned to Program Manager in February 2018.  She is a  graduate from Arcadia University where she earned her B.A. in International Business and Culture while minoring in the Italian language  and is currently pursuing an MBA as well. 

Marissa has always had a strong passion for travel and experiencing new cultures which started at the early age of 16 when she was an exchange student through Rotary Youth Exchange in Milan, Italy.  This initial opportunity helped Marissa make the decision to attend Arcadia where she participated in various programs through Arcadia University which included: FYSAE program during her first year, Costa Rica during her first year through the Preview class, and Rome, Italy during her third year with the Arcadia in Rome program. Each of these experiences were life-changing events in Marissa’s life and she hopes to inspire other students to seize the opportunities that she once did through study abroad.