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Marissa Rockenbach Wants To Travel To Bora Bora & TBH, We’re Coming With Because It’s Cold AF Outside

Marissa Rockenbach

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but it’s Friday so I’m feeling delightful!

We’re wrapping up our second week of Miss COED 2017 contestant spotlights, and our last contestant (of the week) has us dreaming of sunnier days and warmer temperatures. The freshman at the University of Minnesota is majoring in Psychology and hopes to one day become a surgeon. Can you say, “Goals?”

Yet while Jack Frost is busy nipping at our noses…and literally everywhere else, we also learned that Marissa really wants to travel. She hopes to one day go to a country her ancestors are from – aka France, Germany, or the UK. She also hopes to make it to Australia or Bora Bora – or anywhere warm with a beach. And TBH, I’m right there with ya, sister.

Get to know more about Marissa below, and be sure to check back again next week as we get to know each of our semifinalists a bit better.

Happy Friday, and stay warm!


If you could travel anywhere in the world for Spring Break, where would you go?

I would go to either Australia or Bora Bora if I could pick absolutely anywhere. But I love anywhere that is warm with an ocean [and a] beach.☀️

What’s your favorite school tradition?

My favorite school tradition happens during football games. The student section has this gigantic flag that has our school’s slogan on it, “Ski-U-Mah,” and right before the game starts the entire student section participates in unrolling the flag above all of us. Some people have to hold the edges of the flag and then the people in the middle jump up and down to make it wave for the big screen!

Name one thing on your bucket list.

One thing on my bucket list is to travel to somewhere of my origin. I am French, German, Irish, Scottish, and English and I would love to visit any one of those places to learn more about my heritage.

Which organization on campus are you most passionate about and why?

Undergraduate Surgery Interest Group. I am aspiring to become a surgeon in the future and this group gives myself and others amazing opportunities to learn and use some medical skills early on before medical school. They are a student run organization which makes them that much more amazing.

Cliché, but where do you see yourself in five years? Ready, set, go!

I see myself being successful early on in medical school.

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  • Megan HeintzCOED Writer
    Editor. Writer. Traveler. Shoe obsessed. While judging people on how they use "their" vs. "they're" on social media, she enjoys eating anything (literally anything) with Sriracha and binge-watching HGTV.
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