Marianna is a Staff Reporter with The 74. She studied English and education history/policy at Brown University, where she co-led the Writing Fellow cohort, a network of undergraduates committed to anti-racist writing practices and feedback. Marianna wrote and edited articles on Rhode Island industry and education with the Indy Magazine, and led the Brown Daily Herald's photo team as editor for three years. At the youth development nonprofit Youth in Action, she mentored high school leaders in Providence who facilitated education and food justice workshops throughout the state.
Marianna previously worked with the Education Trust-West as a Russlyn Ali Digital Storytelling fellow. During her fellowship, she curated brief audio stories and designed a narrative website to amplify the experiences of parenting and/or unhoused women of color attending California State Universities.