Jalisa Marie grew up in the small town of Marysville, in Northern California. She discovered her love for photography in 7th grade when she started attending the Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts. In 2008 she graduated high school and went onto a junior college. She moved to the Bay Area for three years to study photography at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and in 2012 she received her BFA in Photography.
Jalisa now lives in Los Angeles, California.