State: New Hampshire
School: Southern NH University
College Major: Aviation operations & managment
Scholarship Winnings: $17,800.00
Social Impact Initiative: Art in Motion–Moving the World One Dance at a Time.
Miss America empowered me to: stand up for children in need and give everybody the chance to dance.
Bio: Marisa is an 18 year old who has always had a passion for the arts. She began dancing at age 11, loves the spotlight onstage and the roar of the crowd. At age 16, she created a program called Art In Motion-Moving the World One Dance at a Time to give underprivileged elementary school students the chance to dance. Marisa informs her students about what it means to be a healthy dancer and a happy athlete. She focuses on the nutritional values that dancers need in order to perform to their best abilities.