Born in Florida, raised in the Caribbean, Marie is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, she  double majored in Illustration and Writing and minored in Photography. She has been published in online magazines and papers such as Telegraph Local, SCAD's District, and HerCampus, where she was senior editor. Her illustrations have been published in journals like Port City Review and companies like the Piccardilla Clothing Company. When it's below 90 degrees outside she loves hiking, kayaking and fawning over stranger’s dogs in the park.