Repairing books dating back as far as the 16th century, Marianna holds an undergraduate degree from St. John's College, and an advanced certificate from the two year Book Binding Program at the North Bennet Street School in Boston. She has served as a conservation intern in labs at both MIT and the Boston Public Library, and was the 2014 Von Clemm Fellow in Conservation at the Boston Athenaeum. She is currently serving on the board of directors for the The Guild of Book Workers (GBW) as Communications Chair, and is a member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). She has now been working in private practice in Chicago for over two years, continuing to pursue study opportunities in fine binding and  conservation. Her respect for craftsmanship and history is balanced with the ethics of conservation and the tradition of the book to assure that your book or work on paper is expertly cared for.