Originally from the Washington, DC area, Marie earned her M.Ed. from the University of Virginia and her B.A. from Dickinson College. She is also TEFL (Teach English as a Second Language) and MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) certified. Prior to joining Leeds, Marie served as a College Relations Manager for the Institute for the International Education of Students, Supervisor of Academic Programs for the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and Assistant Academic Dean and Registrar for Semester at Sea. Marie also worked for The American School in Switzerland and Sweet Briar College. Her responsibilities have spanned the entire student life cycle from recruitment to matriculation and graduation through alumni engagement.