Born and raised in Long Beach, Ca Jelissa has always been a sports junkie.
She’s a recent graduate of the University of Arizona having studied criminal justice and marketing.
Jelissa interned for the University of Arizona Athletics Department for a year and a half covering many sports. Her internship included gymnastics, men’s and women’s basketball, football, softball and more. While in Arizona working for Nike, Jelissa also covered Nike Community Day with local elementary schools in Tucson.
She has now covered the Drew League, West Coast Elite, Open Gym Premier (Elite Basketball Circuit), Venice Ball, Arizona Athletics, Pac 12 and Gazette Sports.