Marie received her Bachelor of Arts in French and English from Fordham University in 2011. From 2011-2012, she worked as an English assistant for TAPIF at a primary school in Milhaud, France. She returned to her native Providence, Rhode Island to teach French and English at La Salle Academy. During the summers, she pursued a Masters in French at Middlebury College, which she completed in 2017. She arrived at the University of Iowa in 2018 to begin a PhD in French and Francophone World Studies. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, making music, and reading.