Marianne Schnaubelt was born and raised in Southern California. After graduating from Rosary High School in San Diego, she came to UCI in the fall of 1965 as part of the charter class. Yes, she voted for the anteater! Originally an undecided major, she ended up getting her degree in Anthropology, doing research in Brazil and Mexico as part of that degree. She also lived on “the Farm,” a living-learning community sponsored by the School of Social Sciences. After graduation, she started working at UCI, first in Social Sciences as an academic counselor, then as Director of Undergraduate Student Affairs for Information and Computer Science, and lastly as Associate Registrar. She retired in 2006 and now serves as the President of the UCI Retirees Association. She is active in systemwide retiree affairs, enjoys yoga and gardening, loves to travel, and spends a part of each year volunteering at the Smithsonian, in the National Herbarium, which is part of the National Museum of Natural History.