Marissa Mitchell is a 21 year old from Kingsport, Tennessee. She is a junior at East Tennessee State University with a major in Business Marketing and a concentration in Fashion Merchandising. She will Graduate in May 2024. Her social impact initiative is Stop the Hate: a campaign against bullying. This will be Marissa’s fourth year competing in the Miss America Organization, but this will be her first year competing as a Miss. She plans to help expand her mother’s Twirl and Dance business.