Marik studied Agricultural Science in Germany, finishing with a PhD and becoming vegan in the process. They are passionate about putting their studies to good use. After a year of volunteering with NZAVS, Marik is now part of the team, combining academic skills and experience in agricultural work.
Together with their partner, Marik raises two children bilingually. As a family, they emphasise taking each other seriously and letting kids have a say in their life. In their school of choice, students actively take control of their learning.
Marik enjoys writing, cooking, gaming, watching good and very bad movies. For exercise beyond being a parent, they go bouldering.