Marie is a Ph.D. student interested in how socio-ecological factors influence zoonotic disease emergence and transmission. Marie holds a B.A. in Biology and Hispanic studies from Oberlin College and completed a Fulbright grant in Colombia, South America. For her M.S. in Ecology at San Francisco State University, Marie focused her research on the role of host community composition in Lyme disease transmission on the West Coast. At Columbia University, Marie aims to better understand vector-borne pathogen transmission across urban gradients and use these findings to inform equitable disease risk management.