Marianna has been teaching physics for the last ten years. She has taught all levels of physics from freshman to AP Physics C and believes deeply that physics should be accessible and possible for all students. She is actively involved with the American Association of Physics Teachers and serves as the high school representative for the Chicago section executive board. In addition to her work in the public school system Marianna also has experience with physics gifted programing through Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development where she developed and taught courses from 2009-2015. Marianna is a 2009 alumna of the University of Illinois where she co-founded the Society for Women in Physics. Her passion for diversity and inclusion in physics has permeated throughout her career and she will complete her Master's in Education with an Urban Education emphasis in December.
"The rich student diversity in background and expression is what gives life and vibrance to our school hallways. As educators it is our responsibility to show students that they belong and are capable of success in any course of study they desire, because we need that same vibrance from diversity of thought and experience in order to tackle the complex problems in our world."