Marie is a Junior studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is originally from Northern California and decided to come to Illinois to explore a different part of the States. After graduation she hopes to pursue a career in Product Development. Outside of MakerGirl, she is part of the BAJA SAE club that designs, builds and races their own off road vehicles. In her spare time she likes to volunteer for organizations such as First LEGO League where she has been part of the panel as a Robotics Judge. Marie loves being outdoors and going on adventures, as well as reading, painting and cooking. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to be able to inspire girls to be a part of STEM and spark their curiosity for the world around them.