Elated with her time at ISI Florence, Marianna studied literature, Italian language, cross-cultural psychology, and art history. After her time in Florence, she completed her B.A. in English and Sociology, with terms of study in France and South Africa, and went on to finish an M.A. in British and American literature at CUNY. She then taught English at various universities in Miami and worked as an assistant programming coordinator at a progressive Connecticut library. She currently resides in London, UK and spends her time writing, reading, and walking in the footsteps of history.