Marie is a Noongar Yamatji woman through both her parents and is connected to many Noongar and Yamatji families in Western Australia. Marie is a proud mother and grandmother and has been a relative carer over the years. She has a passion for instilling values of identity to make sure children grow up with a sense of belonging.
From a young age, Marie has worked in several Aboriginal communities in Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria in the areas of education and health. Marie is a holder of a Certificate IV in Mental Health and has a strong interest in social and emotional wellbeing.
From a young age, Marie has had a passion for genealogy. She has engaged with family history in the study of Aboriginal people from the Southwest of WA and other areas of WA tracing numerous lineages to empower families and communities of who their people are.