Marina graduated from UCD with a degree in Agricultural Science (Forestry) in 1996 and Masters in Agricultural Science by Research in 2006. Upon graduation, Marina worked with Western Forestry Co-op for 10yrs. After this, she worked internationally in Government in New Zealand on forestry in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme.
Marina has worked in the public sector, private sector and ran her own company and her experience ranges from afforestation, reforestation, harvesting, sustainable forest management to climate change policy, forest carbon projects, emissions trading schemes, wind farm projects, training, and public procurement. She has also received qualifications in Environmental Auditing, Training, and Water Pollution Control. Marina is a technical member of the Society of Irish Foresters.