Marie is from Boherbue in North Cork. She graduated with a BSc in Physiotherapy from the University of Limerick in 2011 and with a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine from University College Cork in June 2016. She has completed post graduate courses in Pilates, dry needling, orthotic prescription, taping and manual therapy. She is actively involved with the GAA, having played for her local ladies football club winning county and Munster titles over the years and regularly provides match day cover for many teams. She is an active member of Macra na Feirme, winning a National Leadership Award in January 2016. She has a keen interest in physical activity and using exercise as medicine. She particularly enjoys the rehabilitation aspect of physiotherapy practice.