Marissa Nicole Meis is a Topeka native and 2013 graduate of Seaman High School. Marissa is a senior working towards her degree in Mass Media with an Emphasis in Creative Advertising, as well as minors in both Theatre and Leadership Studies. After graduation, Marissa hopes to work in the media industry through radio of advertising sales.
One of the things Marissa enjoys about the Leadership Institute is the unique opportunities it gives students. She commented, "Before joining the Leadership Institute, I had never played a life-size game of Monopoly, or toured the top of the Capitol Building. I have been given so many cool opportunities through this organization, and I am constantly amazed at the unique and exciting ways we can engage students in practicing leadership."
Through this next semester, Marissa is looking forward to events like Spring Orientation and LCE™. Marissa enjoys engaging with students and finding ways to challenge herself and others. Though she is graduating in May, she believes the Leadership Institute will have a lasting impact on her life and career. She said, "I am so thankful to be a part of such a transformative organization. Here, you gain skills like self-awareness, confidence, communication, and so many others. Leadership is more than just being at the front of a crowd. A true leader has the ability to influence people to make a change in the world, and that's what we are equipping students with here at the Leadership Institute.