Marissa Miller

Marissa Miller
Title: Writer
Education: Concordia University, The American Council on Exercise, Cornell University
Location: Montreal, Canada
Expertise: Wellness, Fitness, Travel

Marissa Miller is an experienced commerce journalist and editor currently full-time for CNN Underscored covering all things health, wellness, fashion, beauty, home, and travel with work published in The New York Times, CNN, NBC News, Vogue, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Teen Vogue, GQ, Women’s Health, SELF, Allure, USA Today and more. As a certified personal trainer with a specialization in orthopedic exercise, she is always on the hunt for the most effective and safe fitness gear and apparel for athletes of all levels. She holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University, so if she can’t go grocery shopping with you IRL, she’d be delighted to make food and cooking product recommendations from afar. Beyond food and fitness, Marissa specializes in accessible and sustainable fashion, tech, beauty, and design, and wherever they each intersect with travel. She won’t recommend anything she hasn’t expertly vetted or researched obsessively and has mastered the fine art and science of finding a great deal. Marissa is the author of PRETTY WEIRD: Overcoming Impostor Syndrome and Other Oddly Empowering Lessons, which was published by Skyhorse and distributed by Simon & Schuster in May 2021.

Highlights:

  • Experience in journalism for over a decade
  • Has written for outlets like CNN, NBC News, The Daily Beast, Women's Health, and more.
  • Major in journalism and creative writing from Concordia University
  • A certified personal trainer from The American Council on Exercise
  • Certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University

Experience

Marissa has covered all things products for the last 12 years of her journalism career and offers expert vetted product advice for outlets like CNN, NBC News, The Daily Beast, Women's Health, and more. As a certified personal trainer, competitive hip-hop dancer, yoga practitioner, and avid runner, she's able to make recommendations that help eliminate the intimidation and discomfort that often accompanies exercise and movement. As a world traveler, former travel reporter for Mic.com, and contributor to New York Times travel section, Marissa is all too familiar with the unpredictability of life on the road, and thus her product recommendations aim to infuse her readers' travels with more convenience and efficiency. With two massive cats to clean up after, Marissa has become obsessed with all things pet care, organized living, and interior design.

Education

Marissa has a major in journalism and creative writing from Concordia University. She is also a certified personal trainer from The American Council on Exercise, and possesses a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University.

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