English and Social Studies Faculty
Marley grew up in sunny California and completed her BA in Sociology from Mills College in 2002. She returned to school fifteen years later to earn her MFA in multi-genre Creative Writing. That’s a long time out of the classroom, but she did a lot while she was away: she traveled the world, braved the elements working in habitat restoration, built her own landscaping business, and toured the west coast with a belly dance troupe. Her educational passions are literature and history, but she is also an expert in local ecology and native plants. She comes to EA after a stint teaching writing, research, and critical inquiry at Western Washington University. She is currently at work on a travel memoir, and serves as Fiction Editor for the literary journal Psaltery & Lyre.