Ressie graduated Harrison High School in May 2006 and attended the University of Central Arkansas that fall with the Presidential Scholarship. Three years later, in May 2009, she graduated with a bachelors degree in Spanish and a bachelors degree in Economics with International Trade.
Ressie maintains her license to practice law in Missouri and Arkansas.
Ressie is a member of the Poplar Bluff Kiwanis Club since 2015 and serves as Secretary for the Club. She is a committee member for the local Poplar Bluff Heroes, who host the St. Jude Archery Shoot and Auction each August. Ressie also serves on the Advisory Board for U.S. Bank in the Poplar Bluff/Dexter area. In 2015, Ressie completed the Gateway to Leadership Program sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.