Marianne currently works in the Land Conservation Programs as the coordinator for Academics for Land Protection in New England (ALPINE). ALPINE seeks to expand the role that New England academic institutions play in conserving the natural heritage of the region. This network grew out of a partnership between the Harvard Forest, Harvard University, the Highstead Foundation, and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. ALPINE helps academics connect, collaborate, and conserve through knowledge exchange and targeted activities that catalyze the pace and scale of land conservation. Prior to her work with ALPINE, Marianne worked for 16 years in the field of international education; from sending undergraduate students from US colleges and universities on study abroad programs to working with the University of the Arctic, a consortium of 120 international colleges and universities across 8 countries to promote study in the Arctic. Marianne has an MBA from Boston University and a B.A. in Botany from Connecticut College.