Hello everyone! My name is Marissa and I’ll be starting my senior year this fall at San Francisco State University. I’ll be graduating with my BS in Biology with a concentration in Ecology and afterwards I want to go on to get my masters in either Watershed Management or Aquatic Toxicology. I’m hoping that this summer’s participation in the REU program will help guide me to that decision! I’m passionate about anything water (Rivers, Lakes, Oceans, etc.) which roots from a childhood spent along the Eel River. I also volunteer at the Humane Society Silicon Valley and plan on auditioning for my school’s orchestra in fall since I used to perform for 6+ years. In my free time I enjoy swimming, traveling, cooking, hiking with my dogs, playing my bass and collecting vinyl.