Marissa Moran

Marissa Moran

  • Senior
  • Major: Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Hometown: Tunkhannock, PA

I chose Penn State and the College of Agricultural Sciences because I grew up visiting Penn State and having my dad show me all around campus. My dad and sister graduated from the college and I saw the opportunities that they were given and I knew that I also wanted to have the chance to get those chances from the college.

Favorite Penn State Activity:
My favorite Penn State activity is being a volunteer for THON, which is the largest student-run philanthropy.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I grow up, I want to be an optometrist, partly because I always wanted glasses as a child.

Proudest Achievement in life so far:
My proudest achievement in life so far is being a THON 2021 Rules and Regulations Event Safety Captain and being given the opportunity to have a larger role in THON.

My hobbies: Reading, watching TikToks, and listening to podcasts.

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?
If I were an animal, I would be a cow because they are my favorite animal.

Dream Vacation:
My dream vacation spot is anywhere in Ireland.