Hunt Scholars PortraitsMarissa Dusek is from Royse City, TX where she quickly became passionate about serving others and being an engineer! She graduated Valedictorian from her high school and has completed many service hours and projects. She is now a sophomore studying mechanical engineering with a biomedical specialization from Southern Methodist University. Marissa was awarded the Hunt Leadership Scholarship at SMU for her dedication to leading and serving others. After being welcomed into SMU, she started working at the student fundraising center as a supervisor and has joined other organizations, even making the dean’s list. In the fall of her freshman year, she became involved with the Society of Women Engineers and grew to be great friends with the many members. After her freshman year as a general member, Marissa wanted to do more and decided to run for office in SMU’s chapter and was selected as the Special Events Chair. This position challenged her in many ways, but she loves how she has been able to spread awareness of the club and inform women on how they can succeed both in and out of the workplace. Her proudest accomplishment was putting on the chapter’s first ever Professional Dress Fashion Show with the help of SMU’s Fashion Club. In addition to this, she planned a holiday party and is in the process of planning SMU SWE’s biggest annual event: She Networks, She Wins! Marissa is very honored to have been nominated for Region C member spotlight, and she hopes she can keep spreading the word about how amazing it is to be a woman engineer!  We are so very proud to have Marissa on our team and she has been such a blessing to have on our team.  She is such a dedicated officer and we cannot wait to see her flourish in throughout the rest of her time at SMU!