Marissa Dixon is a graduate from Winston-Salem State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. During her undergrad she watched her passion for the science of psychology blossom and decided to pursue her PhD in Clinical Psychology. Marissa now trains under Dr. David Mount and is gaining an insightful knowledge and experience in theories and methodology of research. Since accepted under Dr. Mount’s mentorship her awareness in minority health and health disparities has deepened. She aims to bridge the gap in social determinants of health. Marissa has attributes to attend graduate school to pursue her doctorate degree while educating others on how to be in control of their health in the near future. Some of her common interest is mental health, mind-body relationships, chronic diseases, neuropsychology, and counseling.