Marise completed her MFA at Catholic University and has studied with a number of prominent Washington, DC artists. She also completed work at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in computer art, digital video, and 3D animation. She was an adjunct professor of Drawing, Digital Imaging and Photoshop at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and has taught at Catholic University. Her work has been shown nationally and is in numerous private collections, and has exhibited at McLean Project for the Arts. Marise teaches Drawing, Figure, Yupo, Mixed Media, and Photoshop classes at MPA.