Science domain leader and classroom teacher, Maffra Secondary College
Marie completed a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science before her PhD in Immunology at the University of Melbourne. After a post-doc studying the effects of gut microbiota on immune responses, she completed a Dip.Ed and is currently leading the Science team at Maffra Secondary College while taking intermission from a medical degree at Monash University. Marie is passionate about increasing STEM engagement and opportunities among rural students, particularly females, and is working to increase community-owned renewable energy sources with the Wellington Renewable Energy Network. She has two young children and writes fiction in her spare time.