Marisa Gholson was raised in Hillsboro, Ore. and completed her undergraduate studies at University of Portland, majoring in Psychology and Spanish. She worked for three years as a research assistant at OHSU studying substance abuse policy and coordinating clinical trials before an interest in clinical medicine led her to take a position as a medical scribe at the OHSU Center for Women’s Health. It was there that she developed a strong interest in women’s health and family planning and hopes to eventually return to that area of healthcare. Marisa is incredibly excited to be a member of the OHSU Physician Assistant Program (class of 2016!) and is looking forward to the next 2 years!