Fortune’s Entry/Level column is dedicated to people looking for and working in entry-level positions—read the full series here. We interview entry-levelers about their jobs, how they got them, what they want to do next, and more. The subject’s answers are edited for clarity.
Marissa Abbonizio is a 23-year-old assistant merchant at Madewell, a women’s clothing retailer owned by J.Crew. She relocated to New York City from the suburbs of Philadelphia in 2014 to attend Fordham University in the Bronx. She now lives on the Upper West Side with two friends from college and commutes to Long Island City, Queens for work. She graduated in May 2018 and started at Madewell the following July.
Here’s what Marissa has to say about…
Getting her foot in the