Marissa Marron brings twenty years of legal and administrative experience to Kherkher Garcia, LLP. Working on the sides of both Plaintiff and Defendant, Marissa has extensive experience handling all phases of a case from start to finish primarily in personal injury. As the mechanics of working up a case do not necessarily change, Marissa understands the most important aspect of a case is the relationship that is built with the client. Marissa recognizes that each client has a unique set of circumstances, challenges, and expectations and has come to appreciate that empathy is the only way to satisfy the needs of each individual. Her ability to understand and share the feelings of another human being and her willingness to help others are her strongest assets. Marissa believes that your greatest leaders are your greatest servants. Marissa is a Houston native, born and raised in the Near North Side of Houston, Texas, just north of Downtown. She briefly attended the High School for Performing and Visual Arts and graduated from North Side High School, formerly known as Jefferson Davis High School in 2000. In 2012, she graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and a minor in Art-History. After two failed attempts at law school, Marissa decided to put her Sociology degree to work, creating a juice bar, the first of its kind, in the neighborhood she grew up in called the Juice Caboose. Marissa has always made helping others a priority, and combating this Food Desert (an urban area in which it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food), with the support of her husband and family was no different. “The Juice Caboose is a labor of love that my family and I are all very passionate about”. The Juice Caboose is very involved with other organizations that are community driven, like Rise Houston (providing handwashing stations for the homeless), The Fresh Project (providing mobile showers for the homeless), Avenue CDC (providing housing for low-income families), Friends of North Side (providing an array of community services), and has hosted events for local political hopefuls and a private Q&A for Mayor, Sylvester Turner. Marissa is a member of the Greater North Side Chamber of Commerce and The Fifth Ward CRC where she was asked to join the Healthy Food Initiative. Marissa is also the creator of The Queen is Dead Podcast where she is accompanied by Connie Leon, founder of Houston Latina Bloggers, The Creativity Well, Creative Wise, and her personal blog, Momma of Dos. She is also accompanied by Amanda Payan Farris, creator of the Baggage Claim HTX, Local Marquee HTX, her personal blog, High Tea with Payan, and assists local businesses with their social media presence and marketing needs. This podcast is focused on empowerment, the importance of collaboration, breaking stereotypes, and the importance of balance while trying to juggle multiple hustles. When she has free time, she enjoys visiting local dive bars, drinking Texas brewed craft beer, laughing with her husband, watching her oldest son play quarterback for the Fifth Ward Wildcats, and watching her youngest son reach important milestones.