Marie joined FARE in 2015 and has held several different positions within the Education Department, most recently National Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement. Prior to joining FARE, Marie spent a decade at the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation, working in public affairs then organization management. She started her career as a print journalist then spent 10 years in public relations and marketing, with a focus on clients in the health care and education fields. Marie earned her undergraduate degree in English from the State University of New York at Oswego and holds a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from Bay Path University. She lives in Connecticut and is the parent of a teenager with allergies to cashew, pistachio, Brazil nut, and sesame.