Marian is a PhD Student in the Political Science Department with a focus on environmental policy and science, specifically the energy water nexus. Her research examines the water quality and quantity aspects of energy production, as well as the pertinent laws and policies. In 2007 she was awarded an MPA with a Natural Resource focus, in which she researched sustainable renewable energy implementation in Utah. She also holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology with a focus on environmental science and ecology. In addition to her academic studies, Marian manages and oversees the Watershed Planning & Restoration Program with Salt Lake County Engineering. There she performs a variety of responsibilities including: environmental policy; water quality monitoring and watershed assessments; watershed restoration of the Jordan River and tributaries using bioengineering techniques; conflict resolution; environmental justice analysis; and stakeholder involvement. She sits on a variety of committees such as the Mountain Accord-Environmental Group, Wasatch Legacy Partnership, and Jordan River Commission Technical Advisory Committee.