Marie grew up with an architect father and a mission-driven public health educator mother in Berkeley, California. When she was four years old, she lived in Rome with her parents while her father attended an internationally renowned architectural restoration/preservation program. This experience ignited in her an interest in other cultures. She's since lived and worked in Ecuador, Argentina, Mexico, Guatemala and Italy. Her curiosity and focus on people, culture, the natural world and all beautiful things have guided her to her current home, Oaxaca.
While her background is in sociology and Spanish and her master's degree is in international sustainable development and nonprofit management, her passion is at the intersection of beautiful design, high quality, sustainable materials and social impact. Marie manages the sales, marketing and social impact programs at Madda Studio.