Clarissa was born in the Bronx NY on January 29th, 1988 to Roland McLeod. With her father being a single parent her aunt (father sister) and uncle Jacqueline and Michael Bratton being the best second parents that anyone could have, took her in at the age of five months . Moving her to Far Rockaway Queens where she now is a resident.
Clarissa is her fathers only child but with her aunt and uncle she has two older sisters ,two older brothers and one younger brother. She attended P.S 183 (elementary school), J.H.S 180 and graduated Beach Channel High School. She is currently a member of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church where her Pastor is Rev. Larry L. Shell Sr. She serves on many auxiliaries such as the Mass Choir, Larry Shell Voices of Praise, Women Ministries, Exalted Voices Praise Team and the two that she loves the most is being the Directress of the Thomas F. Mason Ensemble and the Liturgical Dance Ministry. For all that know her knows she loves kids and she love to dance. The Alvin Ailey Dancers are her idols. She hopes one day to say she was afforded the opportunity to dance with them.
Clarissa is currently working at the Nurturing Seeds Daycare which is a family owned business . She is now honored and excited to be the Coordinator and Director of the Kingdom Barbee Princesses.