Marie is an undergraduate student at Columbia majoring in Sustainable Development with a concentration in Political Science. Her areas of interest include sustainability, social inequalities, and access to education. Marie was previously selected as one of only four students in New Jersey to serve on the NJ. Governor’s Student Success Working Group for the “Where Opportunity Meets Innovation: A Student-Centered Vision for New Jersey Higher Education” initiative. Her work focused on identifying strategies that can accelerate students’ progress to a degree. During her time at the Earth Institute, she will be focusing on researching empirical evidence around different factors that contribute to building positive peace and mitigating conflict.