Marissa serves as the Head of School at our Mission Viejo campus where she first started her Fusion journey in 2012. She began as a teacher where she was able to express her passion for creating a school environment where everyone felt safe to be themselves and curiosity as well as creativity were encouraged.
Marissa eventually moved to our Los Angeles campus as the Director of Student Development where she focused on guiding students through their school experience and post-secondary options. As Fusion grew, her excitement and passion to share what Fusion has to offer landed her in Texas as one of the first people on the ground to launch our central region. As the Regional Director of Operations, Marissa supported the openings of 9 Fusion campuses and has trained many of our Fusion leaders.
Marissa is a graduate from Azusa Pacific University where she earned a degree in Psychology with a concentration in counseling and an emphasis in Education. Prior to Fusion, she has worked with AVID to prepare all students for college readiness as well as assisting school counselors in Azusa public schools. Marissa has also worked with other organizations including “Girls on the Move” and “College Headed and Mighty Proud” where she was able to connect with student to achieve their goals.
When not at Fusion you can find Marissa watching HGTV, exploring different restaurants, and traveling the world with her husband.