Marianne began researching human emotion as an undergraduate in the laboratory of Elizabeth Phelps at NYU under the guidance of Catherine Hartley. Later she worked as a lab manager for Daniela Schiller at Mount Sinai. She completed her PhD with Tor Wager at CU Boulder in 2013 where she specialized in machine learning applications to neuroimaging analysis and then began her post doc with Jamil Zaki at Stanford shortly after. She is interested in decoding how the brain represents emotions and how these representations are modified through social interaction. She hopes that her research can benefit society by promoting mutual aid and transformative justice.