STUNTFILE: Marianna Farag

Here is a quick biography on one of the STUNTWOMAN I had the chance to interview. Learn more about her "STUNTWORDS To Live By" in the book!

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 For Marianna, fashion design was her original plan. But like many young men and women figuring out their future, her plan evolved and Marianna found herself studying hotel management at the École hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland. Upon graduating and after a few internships in hospitality, another industry attracted Marianna. Big pharma is where Marianna would ultimately find her place and skyrocket up the corporate ladder. Her knack for strategy and teamwork landed a product management role at Schering, now a division of Merck & Co. Based in Paris, Marianna worked on several brands and traveled extensively in her new role. Four years later she moved to New York City for a nine-month assignment that ultimately became two years—enough time for her to fall in love with the city. She’d also like to work in an emerging market like China or Brazil.

Marianna defines herself as a "third culture kid" with hungry eyes to discover the world and its people. Photography has become her passion and it’s her tool to capture the world around her. Completely self-taught, Marianna has been developing her craft for over five years.

Although she loves her work in the pharmaceutical industry, she wants to eventually connect with her passion for photography on a deeper level. She has already received accolades and requests to include her work in multiple media outlets, so it’s only a matter of time before she books a plane ticket to travel the world; taking photos of all the diverse cultures along the way.