Nerissa has a passion for seeing young girls and women of all ages push past their limiting beliefs and take action towards their greatest potential in order to create and live the life they desire.
Nerissa was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York in a middle-class household. She became a teen mom at 17 and always desired a career in healthcare. She didn’t let being a teen mom stop her so she pursued her dreams and obtained an Associate’s of Applied Science in Nursing and continued to complete her BSN and MSN. Nerissa has been practicing nursing for the past 13 years starting in the Emergency Room then in Labor and Delivery and currently serves in a leadership role managing 100+ employees.
Nerissa currently mentors young women and teen moms who are pursuing nursing careers and hopes to expand and establish peer mentoring programs throughout the country for adolescents. She currently serves in the Divine Discipleship for Sisterhood Ministry for women and the Princess of the Throne ministry for adolescent girls as an assistant facilitator with her church.
Nerissa is also a Brand Ambassador for the 21st Century Women Movement, a Board Member for Bethany Christian Services in Maryland and also an entrepreneur building her direct sales business which focuses on health and wellness. Nerissa knows what it’s like to be busy and neglect your health so she joined forces with IDLIFE to help show women the importance of staying healthy, while building wealth and the need for multiple streams of income to fund your passions and desires.
Nerissa believes that women can be beautiful, spiritual and successful while maintaining their roles as young ladies, mothers, wives and savvy business-owners just as long as they are walking in their purpose.