College/University: Columbia College
Hometown: St. Charles, Missouri
Marissa Sipe 1st Year Scholar

Marissa is a first-generation undergraduate student attending Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri. She is pursuing a degree in Forensic Science with an emphasis in Biology, a minor in Criminal Justice, and a Crime Scene Investigations Certificate. Marissa is the youngest of 7 children and graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Charles High School. There, she was the captain of the dance team and was involved in the National Honors Society and Mu Alpha Theta. At Columbia College, she is part of the dance team and also serves as secretary for the Forensic Science Club. Marissa also volunteers at the regional food bank in Columbia, and in previous years, she has been an active volunteer at the food bank in her hometown. She was a Girl Scout for over seven years and has completed multiple projects to help her community, such as recycling plastic bottle caps to make benches for local schools. Marissa is adventurous and has a passion for traveling. She hopes to go abroad next summer to Germany.

In her future professional work, she plans to help solve crimes, combining her passion for adventure and her desire to help the community.