Marie graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2012 with a Masters of Education and a teaching license in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education. She is an instructor in the Early Childhood Education Program and a teacher at the Shirley G. Moore Laboratory School at the University of Minnesota. She has experience designing and implementing Executive Function based interventions with Dr. Ann Masten, Dr. Stephanie Carlson, and Dr. Phil Zelazo. She has designed and implemented Executive Function kindergarten readiness curricula and created and led a variety of professional development trainings on Executive Function, Play and Nature Based Learning.