Marion is Emeritus Principal Research Scientist, having recently retired from CEISMC after a 26-year tenure where she served as the Associate Director for Development and Educational Innovation. She was named a 2022 Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society. She was recognized for her distinguished contributions to gender equity in universities and major contributions to curriculum and teacher professional development. 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.