Marissa Mayer was born on May 30, 1975 at Wausau, Wisconsin. Her father was an environmental engineer and her mother was an art teacher. Her dream was to study at the Stanford University. She fulfilled her dream by graduating from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Symbolic Systems and a Masters in Science in Computer Science. She was an extremely intelligent student and specialized in artificial intelligence at her university. She graduated from Wausau West High School in 1993, where she was outstanding at both math and science.
At school she was selected to attend the National Youth Science Camp, and that too recommended by the Governor of Wisconsin itself.As she had graduated out of a prestigious university like Stanford and was an honor student, she received more than 20 high paying job offers.