Billings Gazette (Billings, Mo.) reported Shodair Children’s Hospital recently hired genetic counselor Marissa Clark ’12M.
Clark received her master of science degree in genetic counseling from Arcadia University in Glenside, Penn., this year. She earned her bachelor of science degree in biology from Rocky Mountain College in Billings in 2009. Clark is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.
While pursuing her master’s degree, Clark experienced a variety of clinical rotations in genetic counseling, including one in pediatric genetics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and one in the cancer risk evaluation program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Registered as a basic EMT, Clark volunteered at a rural health post in Nepal for one summer while in college. Additionally, she was an active volunteer with Special Olympics during her undergraduate studies, where she coached adult basketball and youth field hockey.
Clark will see adult and pediatric patients for a variety of conditions at Shodair’s genetic outreach clinics in Billings, Miles City and Sidney.