Maren has a MSc. within the field of biopolymer chemistry from the Dept. of Biotechnology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (2012), including six months as an exchange student at the University of California San Diego (2011). After graduation, Maren worked with DNA sequencing methodology at the Gløshaugen Innovation Center, before joining SES in May 2013. In SES she is mainly responsible for the processing of biomass and quality control, but is also daily involved in the seaweed cultivation, with hands on experience from the whole cultivation cycle, including breeding, hatchery, sea operations and processing. Maren speaks Norwegian and English.