Marissa is a Tłı̨chǫ citizen born and raised in Behchoko, NT. She graduated from Chief Jimmy Bruneau Regional High School before continuing her education and achieving a Diploma of Business Administration from Grande Prairie Regional College. Marissa is currently working toward a bachelor of business management, majoring in finance, from Athabasca University to reach her goal of becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant. Marissa has a strong financial background and over five years of experience in office administration, three of which were spent working for the Grande Prairie municipal government. After six years away Marissa is excited to bring her skills home to the Northwest Territories.