About Me

Hi! Welcome to The Modern Austen.

My name is Marissa. I am a recent graduate from Westminster College and I currently reside in Western Pennsylvania. I will be moving to Central PA at the end of the summer to begin my first year as an English teacher!

I have a loving boyfriend, dedicated friends, and an incredible family.

I am blessed to be a sister of Kappa Delta Sorority, previously serving as president and vice-president of membership. I am really looking forward to experiencing membership in an alumni chapter very soon and finding my role there.

If you couldn’t tell already, I love Jane Austen (see my first post that explains why). I also love writing, blogging, crafting, shopping, and teaching. A huge part of my life has been devoted to music and performing, having been a part of band for 13+ years and performing in musicals and dances. I was never a lead part, but that was perfectly fine with me.

I love listening to Michael Buble and Sara Bareilles. I’ll challenge anyone to a Harry Potter or N’SYNC trivia game (I’m showing my ’90s roots, aren’t I?). I am obsessed with shopping at Goodwill, Plato’s Closet, and yard sales.

I’m in a major time of transition right now, having graduated college, living at home, applying for jobs, and possibly moving in the near future.

Thanks for joining me! I hope I can get to know all of you and that my blog will serve you in some manner! Please don’t hesitate to give me some feedback about what you’d like to see at The Modern Austen.