Marissa Gentz

Marissa Gentz


Marissa is eager, energetic and about to enter the professional world of design. She is currently a senior pursuing a degree in Design and Visual Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is always searching for a challenging activity to keep her creative gears going. Marissa found a place in the creative world when she was very young- realizing she had more fun whenever there was something art related happening. Marissa discovered her love for design in her junior year of high school when she was asked to be on the yearbook committee for the school. This opportunity changed her life’s path and ultimately lead her to design school.

Marissa is currently the Graphic Design and Social Media intern at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School in Milwaukee. This position has taught her to be a problem-solver, leader, and better communicator.  She uses her leadership skills from being the former President of AIGA-UWM and a supplemental instructor for a beginning level design class. She can proudly say that she has been on the Dean’s List every semester throughout college. In life, she always looks for challenges and adventures, because she genuinely believes they help mold her into the person she is. She enjoys traveling and studied abroad for a month in Florence, Italy June 2017.

Design Team

Jake Widmer:
UI/UX Mentor

Susan Zook:
Woman in my demographic

Carolyn Gentz:
Woman in my demographic

Peter Whelpley:
DVC Student/Creative Consultant

High School

Mayville High School


Para Meet is a safe online platform for 50-65 year old adults to find friends with similar interests as them. It assists them in matching with people near them, while also including information about events that are happening in their local communities.


Para Meet sees technology as a tool for building new friendships as an adult and activating communities one connection at a time.


To be the platform for building new friendships, while promoting local events for adults looking to build new meaningful connections.