Marcie Hale is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point.
Hale moved to California to pursue a master’s degree in marine biology, but her life took a different track: She got married, became a stepmom to three wonderful boys and a mom to a boy. She became an eighth grade physical science teacher and taught in the Fresno, California area for 16 years. Due to a life change, Hale and her son moved to the Los Angeles area, where she began working at the Griffith Observatory as a museum guide. She now works as an administrative assistant there in addition to her duties as a membership clerk at The Planetary Society.
Hale has loved space and looking at the sky since she was a teenager. She loves seeing people get excited about space and our place in it, as well as what we can do to further our love, appreciation and knowledge of it.