Marissa Leyva is an undergraduate biochemistry student as well as a member of UNM’s Honors College. She was born and raised in Pueblo West, Colorado and graduated high school in May of 2021 as Salutatorian.
In her free time, Marissa loves to read, watch movies, and play sports. She also enjoys baking, painting, crocheting, embroidering, and growing plants.
She has been working for the Maxwell Museum since October 2021. Marissa plans on graduating in December of 2024 and pursuing a career in biomedical research regarding stem cells or immunology.