Karissa is a recent transplant to Seattle from Bellingham, WA. She attended Western Washington University and majored in theatre with concentrations in education and acting. Her favorite theatrical experiences in Bellingham include performing in a Mercer Mayer adaptation at The Neighborhood Playhouse, working at the Summer Youth Theatre Institute at WWU, and tap dancing in a production of The Producers at the Mount Baker Theatre. This past summer, Karissa was an Education Intern at Seattle Children's Theatre, where she discovered how much she loves creative drama. Karissa hopes to encourage as many children as possible to be active artists. She is passionate about producing theatre with and for youth that encourages individuals to challenge their held beliefs and behaviors. She is so excited to work with Seattle Rep during their 2016/2017 season!