Marissa McGillis received a B.S. in Communication Studies from the University of Southern Mississippi and an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. Marissa is responsible for the internal and external communications of the upper-division residential colleges and works closely with the faculty heads of college to develop and implement academic and community-building programs for students. In addition, Marissa serves as the advisor to the Transfer Student Leaders and supports the Transfer Student Orientation program. Outside of work, Marissa enjoys reading, exercising, and traveling to see her family in San Diego.