Marie Bonham was raised in Sanger, California, a small town south of Fresno. She is the third of six children, including four sisters and one brother.
Marie attended Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho) where she received an associate’s degree. After graduating from Ricks College, she studied abroad in Israel and Europe. She transferred to Utah State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Marie has also lived and worked in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for 18 months doing church service. She is a senior, who plans to graduate in December of 2003.
Marie enjoys challenges. Her interests include reading, jogging, hiking, traveling, wake boarding and all types of skiing.