Hometown: Salt Lake City
Height: 5’ 8”
Marissa Powell is a singer who has performed with her group ‘Geniveve’ in numerous venues across the state of Utah, singing the National Anthem for over 10,000 people at the Rocky Mountain Cup for ReAL Salt Lake, as well as writing and performing original songs for the past six years.
As a model and an actress she has been involved in runway, print and film; featured in Fitness Magazine, television commercials and recently appearing on ABC’s What Would you Do? TV episode as a lead actress.
She played volleyball throughout High school and was awarded All-Region two years in a row and Deseret News First Team All-State 5A Defensive Specialist of the Year 2009. She played volleyball for Westminster College in 2010.
Marissa’s community involvement includes volunteering for Primary Children’s Hospital for the last five years as a member of the Kids Crew in the Forever Young Zone. She plans on helping to promote programs at Primary Children’s Hospital this year during her reign as Miss Utah USA and serve as an ambassador for Healing Hands for Haiti International Foundation.
In her own words
Marissa is the ambassador for Healing Hands for Haiti, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing rehabilitation medicine to Haiti.
Marissa sang the National Anthem at the Real Salt Lake Rocky Mountain Cup for 10,000 people.
Marissa would like to be an advocate for adoption as she feels without the gift of adoption her family wouldn’t be complete.