Larissa is originally from Illinois, but moved to Portland for school a few years ago. She is studying biology/pre-veterinary/chemistry at Portland State University, and hopes to one day become a veterinarian. While she is currently in college and does not have any animals with her in Portland, she has two cats, Pusheen and Stormy, back home. She also enjoys fostering animals through the Oregon Humane Society. She spends most of her free time studying, volunteering, or lounging with her foster animals! Larissa loves working at Banfield because of its team comradery and its focus on preventive care!