Carissa was born and raised in Wisconsin but has lived in Rochester since 2014, though she still carries her Wisconsin ID! She is currently a student at Rochester Community and Technical College working on a bachelor’s degree. She attends with her boyfriend of seven years who is in nursing school. The best part of her new career in dentistry is connecting with people and knowing that she has helped them have a great experience. In her free time, Carissa enjoys spending time outside with her dogs, visiting family in Wisconsin, seeing all that Minnesota has to offer, and relaxing with a good meal.