Marissa Jones ‘19

Hometown: Girard, IL
Major: Environmental Studies
Future Plans: Advocate for the environment


Growing up on a family farm in central Illinois, the outdoors has always been a part of Marissa Jones’ life. Her passion of nature and the environment led her to the University of Illinois Springfield where she is majoring in environmental studies. At UIS, she is employed as the Campus Sustainability Projects Coordinator where she helps to organize suitability events on campus. She is also the co-president of the student organization Students Allied for a Greener Earth (SAGE). As a student leader, Jones has learned many lessons about leadership, however the biggest lesson she’s learned is how to be a team player. Following graduation from UIS, Jones said she would like to continue her environmental advocacy and find a career where she can work outdoors.

Leadership is lived at UIS. Every day.