Marel completed the Bachelor of Science, Majors in Neuroscience and Psychology, in 2021. In 2022, Marel completed his Honours at NeuRA, focusing on different stimulation intensities and waveforms when delivering transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation. Currently, Marel is working across projects for the Research Quality, Proprioception, and Spinal Cord Injury Research Centre (SCIRC) groups.