Marina was born and raised in southern Oregon. When it came time for her to begin first grade, her parents joined a pioneering Waldorf movement. Ashland High School came next, and the University of Oregon followed. She graduated with a double major in Art History and Political Science in 1996, and graduated from the Waldorf Teacher Education, Eugene in 2005. Marina worked in the school administration and taught handwork and art classes for seven years before joining the school as a full time class teacher in 2012. She and her husband Scott enjoy camping and hiking with their grown son, an alumni of EWS, playing soccer, gardening, and playing games with friends. Working in Waldorf education gives Marina a chance to be an active learner, to stay playful, and to help students find their place in the world.