Hi! My name is Marissa. I grew up in Southwest Colorado in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and I'm a proud member of the Navajo Nation. I love puzzles and, to me, every new programming project is another enticing puzzle. I discovered my passion for Computer Science during my sophomore year in college. I took one course and I was completely hooked! Four years later, I completed my MS in Computer Science at Dartmouth College in 2015, to match the BA in Computer Science I received from Dartmouth a year earlier in 2014. During my graduate program, I worked as a senior designer and developer at Dartmouth’s Digital Arts and Innovation Lab (DALI).
In the DALI lab, I managed and led web, iOS and product development projects, handling both the design and development aspects from beginning to end. My team and I designed and 3D-printed a health-monitoring bracelet for computational jewelry, created a kindle holder that attaches to musical instruments, and animated infographics for Dartmouth's Center for Professional Developement. For my Master's thesis I created an iPad app that converts a 2D sketch into a 3D pop-up card. Recently, I've been invited to present my work at 1st Eurographics Workshop on Graphics for Digital Fabrication 2016 (gradifab.org). Since graduating, I’ve indulged my passion for traveling by visiting Japan, Vietnam, and Cambodia. In my free time, I like to read, cook delicious food, go hiking in the mountains, and chill with my cat, Dusty.