As a recent graduate and proud owner of a B.S. degree in Zoology, Marissa’s next step is to fully immerse herself in the field she loves. Her first real step into the field came at the start of college when she began to volunteer at various rescues. Throughout her journey in school she has had the opportunity to work in an animal shelter, conduct research on rattlesnakes, study the biomechanics of geckos, and care for elephants at the Safari Park. With nearly 5 years of animal care experience under her belt; she has learned her passion has always been with the care of companion animals. She has a soft spot of rescue animals and intends to open her own shelter one day!