Marissa offers mathematical guidance to the students at Fusion, both as a teacher and through the Homework Cafe. She earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics at The Evergreen State College and went on to earn her Master's in mathematics at Portland State University. She has been privately tutoring math since she was 15 and taught undergraduate math for several years at Portland State University and Portland Community College before moving to Santa Cruz. Marissa loves to spend time outdoors hiking, swimming in the ocean, and camping in little known locales. When she was younger, she loved to travel on a shoestring budget. She has been to Europe twice and has hitchhiked across the United States.