Marissa Berry is Philadelphia Mary from Dungloe. Having won the Philadelphia competition, Marissa will travel to Ireland this summer to compete for the International Mary from Dungloe title. Marissa Berry is from outside of Reading, PA (Berks Co.). She is 22-years- old and a senior at West Chester University, outside of Philadelphia. Marissa is a Business Management student as well as an intern at United States Liability Insurance in King of Prussia. Outside of school, Marissa has a passion for music. Marissa has been singing since she was in 4th grade, and has performed with the West Chester University Women’s Choir, the Johnathan Reinhold Singers as well as Brickhouse Theater. She has also had the privilege of singing our National Anthem at many events throughout the years. Marissa is also a huge fan of traditional Irish music, and is teaching herself how to play the Irish tin Whistle. Marissa has a love for travel. Whether it be within the United States or over in Europe, she loves to learn about the history of different places and is currently learning to speak Swedish. In her free time you will find her playing with her two beautiful dogs, hiking with friends or watching a BBC Earth nature documentary. During the summer Marissa also enjoys volunteering with Berks Nature, a conservancy that offers a summer camp to teach kids about science, nature and the importance of environmental conservation.