Máirelise has been training in martial arts since 2011, just before starting college. Her interest in martial arts began with the desire to learn how to handle a lightsaber, but it wasn't until her best friend started training that she actually gave it a try herself. Over the years, Máirelise fell in love with the art and the community she found in the dojo. Today, training is a staple in her lifestyle. Outside of the dojo, Máirelise is pursuing a career that will build a more peaceful world, specifically focusing on migrant and human rights.