Marama is a politician, an educational leader, and a mother. After 26 years as an educator in a multitude of areas, she later became an advisor within the Ministry of Education. In 2014, she was elected to parliament as a representative of the Māori Party, later being named a co-leader.
Marama resides in Masterton and is a mum to nine children. She aims to dedicate the best years of her career in parliament encouraging healthy families through her work in the Māori Party, and is a passionate advocate for Māori rights and children.