Carissa was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. Her love for fitness and wellness bloomed while playing competitive soccer all over the United States for over 16 years and participating as a sprinter. Aside from spin, she enjoys strength and conditioning workouts at Gym Jones.
Arizona State University fostered a love of spin amongst her studies. She recently graduated with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Her love for music originated from her family at an early age where she learned the classics from her parents and kept up to date on electronic and house music from her brother. She has a love for any and all music, wether it be 80's new wave, deep house, or gangster rap. Carissa has dreamed of becoming an indoor cycling instructor and looks forward to sharing her passion with the San Diego community.