BFA, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Conservatory of Music, MS, Dance/Movement Therapy, Hunter College, City University of New York. She is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT), a Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist (BC-DMT), and a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA). She completed her Certification in Movement Analysis from the Laban/Bartenieff & Somatic Studies Program (affiliated with LIMS) under the direction of Janet Kaylo (2009). She also completed her teaching certificate in Isadora Duncan Studies from the Isadora Duncan International Institute, Inc. directed by Jeanne Bresciani (1999). Marie has worked in direct care with underserved populations since 1995 in a variety of settings including acute adult psychiatry, drug addiction rehabilitation, continuing day treatment for adults with mental illness and drug addiction, and adjunctly in emergency shelters for men and women with mental illness as well as an Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (1995-2002) and maintains a private practice in Long Island City, NY. Administratively, Marie has worked as the director of Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Interfaith Medical Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY (2002-2008) and the Director of Integrative Therapies in Psychiatry at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Morrisania section of the Bronx, NY (2008-present).