Upon graduating from University of Oregon, Marnie pursued her lifelong dream of living in France. She was selected as an applicant to TAPIF (Teaching Assistant Program in France), a program run by the Ministère de l’Education Nationale. She worked in a secondary school as a language assistant in the Centre-Val de Loire region in France. While in France, Marnie had the opportunity to travel across Europe.
After her adventure abroad, Marnie returned to the United States and was accepted to the highly competitive Teach For America program. She spent two years teaching in Baltimore, Maryland while simultaneously pursuing her Master’s degree. During her time teaching in Baltimore, Marnie led as the Freshman Class Advisor where she led fundraising efforts and helped to plan social events for students. She also planned and executed a trip for one hundred plus freshman students to Washington, D.C., where students had the opportunity to self-select a Smithsonian Museum to visit based on their academic interests. After completing Teach For America, she moved to her hometown of Bend, Oregon and taught at her alma mater high school.
During the summers, she spends her time teaching coding camps to girls all around the United States. Marnie is a strong advocate for women in STEAM and is excited to bring this to NAIS Dublin.