Lorissa was born in South Florida into a hard-working Jamaican family. Growing up in Florida, she has seen both the ups and downs of the system, resulting in her passion for criminal justice, education, and economic justice.
A THRIVING CAREER
She is a fearless, strong, and passionate advocate. From as young as she can remember, she has desired to serve the public, advocate on behalf of others, and give back to those in need. Her first career choice was to become a United States Supreme Court Judge, embodying all of her passions. Since then, her career goals have evolved slightly, leading her to where she is today. These passions led her to secure a degree in psychology with a minor in political science from the University of South Florida. She is an entrepreneur, realtor, and Hillsborough County substitute teacher. She is also a devoted volunteer and holds these efforts very near and dear to her heart. She is active as a Guardian Ad Litem Foster Care Child Advocate, Democratic Black Caucus Member, Board of County Commissioners Code Enforcement Board Member, and volunteer feeding those in need. Lorissa is committed to serving the community and seeks to push Florida in the “Wright” direction.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” - Maya Angelou
What people are saying
“I'm glad! You have made me feel much better about the future of this state.”
"I can’t wait to see you succeed in everything you do. I honestly hope you become President or something close one day.”
“I can’t wait. I’m beyond excited and honored to know you during this process, and no matter what, my church and I will be covering you in prayer through it all.”
“Lorissa consistently stands up for what is right and uses her voice to speak up for injustice. She is not afraid, and she is not alone because I stand with her 100 percent. We need more individuals like her speaking up for our kids, moms, cousins, and family. We need change.”