Marcia holds a BSc (First Class Honours, Co-op) Biology from the University of New Brunswick, and was awarded her PhD in Food Science from Dalhousie University (2017) for studies investigating the interactions of native and modified clupeine with Escherichia coli K-12 and Salmonella Typhimurium 14028 Cells and Model Biomembranes. She joined the Department of Human Nutrition (HNU) in July, 2014, and is currently an Assistant Professor, with expertise in Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology and Food Product Development. She has been the lead supervisor for several undergraduate research projects and has mentored several HNU students awarded Wallace Entrepreneurship Internships. She works closely with industry partners in the food and beverage industry and currently serves as a Board member of Science Atlantic, Chair of the Nutrition Committee, and Secretary of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technologists (CIFST), Atlantic Division. Her research interests are outline below.