Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Marissa's love of fashion and models started at a young age. She found herself fascinated with photographers like Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz and Helmut Newton, which she became acquainted with flipping through the pages of the latest Harper's Bazaar. Her second love is food, not only because of her Italian mother, but also because of the quality time spent with her dad around a dinner table before being whisked off to Volleyball practice. A sport which ended up getting her a college scholarship in Alamosa, CO. She moved to Portland for the unique fashion, music, and food scenes. When she’s not at SLU, you'll probably catch Marissa snapping pictures for her street style blog, Portland's Pretty, or writing freelance about fashion, food and booze! Marissa’s involvement with local blogs give her a great sense of what’s going on in the city.