Marianne Hughes

Campus Director


Marianne graduated from California State University San Marcos with her B.A. in History in 2016, and loved it so much that she returned immediately and graduated with her M.A. in History in 2019. She specializes in digital history, history education, gender history, and Holocaust Studies. She wrote her thesis on how to teach about women in the Holocaust.


She has previously worked at CSUSM as a Writing Tutor and a Teaching Associate, helping students to create work that they are proud of and even leading several college-level history courses. She began teaching at Fusion in 2019 as she finished her graduate coursework.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Grew up here in San Diego
  • Loves singing, musical theater, writing, and studying history (of course!)
  • Goes home to two of the world's cutest cats, Elsa and Captain