Marianne Finnoff was born in Boulder Colorado where she grew up alongside her two big brothers and sister playing in the beautiful Colorado Rockies. Marianne went to CU Boulder for the first two years of college, and then transferred to UNR, here in Reno Nevada, to cross country ski race for the university. She wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life, but she always loved science! Throughout her college career, Marianne studied all types of subjects, but science stood out above the rest. She heard her name called by microbiology and medicine (both her brothers are physicians), as well as the rocks and geology of this gorgeous planet we call home (love collecting rocks and rock climbing), but Marianne finally found the perfect combination in becoming a science teacher. She absolutely loves working with curious young people who ask lots of questions and are awe struck by the complexities of the universe as much as she is!
When Marianne is not playing and learning with her students, she is living my best life with her kids Finn (14) and Mia (12), riding bikes, climbing trees, looking for spectacular sunsets and sparkly rivers, gardening, making art, laughing as much as possible, and snuggling with as many animals as we can fit on the couch!