Marion has been at CEISMC since 1996 and serves as the Associate Director for Federal Outreach and Research. She originated in California and received a B.A. in Physics/Biophysics from the University of California, San Diego. After earning a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the Johns Hopkins University, she chose to leave bench science and pursue interests in promoting science education at all levels, first at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, then at Georgia Tech. Marion relishes developing partnerships with interested educators and academics in all fields to help promote in K-12 schools the same curiosity and love of learning inherent at universities.