Marion Adams grew up in San Diego, California. She went to school at Bard College in upstate New York, where she studied philosophy and German studies. She first learned German as an exchange student in Wuppertal, Germany. During college she also had the opportunity to study abroad in Berlin. This will be her second year working as a teaching assistant in Austria; last year she was a Fulbright combined grantee in Eisenstadt. She worked in two schools and held a book club at the Austrian Jewish museum. She is very much looking forward to teaching this year in Vienna.