Sister Marirose holds a BA in English Literature and an MA in Education from the University of Denver. In addition, she completed the Administrative Licensure Program for K-12 at University of Portland and is currently studying toward a Doctorate at Creighton University. Sister Marirose has taught grades 5-12 in English Literature, English as a second language, Social Studies, and Religion. She has taught in Denver, Germany, and Portland, OR. Sister Marirose entered the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma in 1996 and has been a professed member of the community since 1999.