Marianna joined KUA in 2008, having spent most of her career in higher education. She has been a language teacher, a non-profit administrator, and a grants researcher, but she most enjoys developing library collections and teaching research skills to students and faculty. As the Librarian for Germanic Languages and Literatures at Yale for five years, Marianna taught information literacy workshops, developed online research guides, oversaw digital collections, and served on and chaired national committees dealing with the acquisition of foreign-language materials for academic libraries.
Fluent in German and Danish, Marianna was raised in the Boston area and attended public schools in Brookline and the Noble and Greenough School. After receiving her BA from William Smith College, Marianna earned an MA in German from Middlebury and an MS in library and information science from Drexel University. Along the way, she lived and worked in a variety of places, including Ithaca, Vienna, New Delhi, Berlin, and New Jersey. Marianna has had a lifelong interest in human and animal welfare and environmental conservation.
Marianna lives in a 200-year-old farm house in Meriden with her husband and daughter. They enjoy traveling, bicycling, cross-country skiing, hiking with their dog, and kayaking. Marianna also sings and plays guitar.