Marliese is a law student at the University of Virginia School of Law. As an undergraduate, she helped conduct the initial literature review for MiiE project and combed through countless Reading, Math and Science textbooks with Emileigh. She has continued to enjoy research in law school and has recently been working on a project looking at the intersection of gender and intellectual property rights. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Marliese loves to read and is often trying out a new recipe or completing yet another puzzle. As she got older, Marliese thought it was very strange that the heroines on book covers looked roughly the same and wondered why a lot of her books rarely featured women as leaders. She was very excited to join this project and remains thankful for the experience.