Before joining Hoxie & Associates LLC, Marya worked for a number of years as a patent agent at a large D.C. firm, where she handled patents in the area of chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Marya did her doctoral dissertation on organometallic polymers, and as a graduate student, she taught organic and inorganic chemistry. Marya is a registered patent attorney and admitted to practice law in New Jersey. Marya has a B.A. in chemistry, cum laude, from Washington University, a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Chicago, and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.