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). She joined the Department of Human Nutrition (HNU) in July, 2014, and is currently an Associate Professor, with expertise in Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology and Food Product Development. She has been the lead supervisor for several undergraduate and graduate research projects and has mentored several HNU students awarded Wallace Entrepreneurship Internships. She collaborates with partners in academia, the Government and the food industry. She currently serves as the Conference Chair for the Science Atlantic Nutrition and Foods Committee, and is the Secretary of the Canadian Institute of Food Science & Technology (CIFST), Atlantic Division. Marcia is also one of the Dr. W. F. James Research Scholars in the Pure and Applied Sciences (2021-22) at Saint Francis Xavier University.