Carissa graduated from St. Cloud State University in 2017 with a B.A. in International Relations and Communication Studies. Before joining LeadMN she worked at the Minnesota State Senate as a Legislative Assistant where she focused on constituent communication and social media. She is looking forward to learning new things and applying her knowledge to engage more students with this organization.
In her free time, Carissa enjoys baking, re-watching Parks and Rec with her husband and two cats (Stanley and Baker Meowfield) and traveling as much as possible.