Class of 1998
Marnie Troska grew up in the small town of Salmon, Idaho. Living there developed her love for the outdoors and an active lifestyle. She participated in sports, 4H, and any other clubs and opportunities that she could find.
While researching colleges, Marnie was looking for a quality education with a small class size. Lewis & Clark College caught her eye with the beauty of the campus as well as other cultural activities Portland had to offer. She attended Lewis & Clark College to earn her undergraduate degree in biology. While at Lewis & Clark, she participated in an overseas program to Australia. This experience helped her to appreciate the differences and similarities of people and landscapes as she continued her love of travel. Working through school brought her into the admissions office, Bon Appetit, and in the biology labs. She was part of the Softball team, Golf team, and sang in the choir while on campus.
Remaining in Oregon to perform biology field research after graduation, Marnie ultimately decided to return to school to study veterinary medicine. It was the perfect mix of science, medicine, and art. She attended Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she obtained her doctorate degree. After graduating, she has worked in private practice and taught in the veterinary technician training program. Helping people and animals with their bond, and keeping those pets happy, healthy, and active is a great way to spend your days!
Marnie is currently employed as a relief veterinarian in the Boise area, working with small animals. This gives her time to spend with her husband, Chad, and two kids. They enjoy camping, travelling, skiing, hiking, and watching the kids participate in their activities. If you don’t find her there, she may be running, playing volleyball, stand up paddling, or maybe at the gym.