Marion Pinsdorf was born in Teaneck, New Jersey in 1932 and lived there during the Great Depression and World War II. She attended Drew University, majoring in History and Economics, before becoming a reporter with The Record, an area newspaper. Afterward, she worked in journalism and education, and later moved into senior positions in public relations for firms such as Borden, Hill & Knowlton, Textron, and CIGNA, among others. Pinsdorf would go on to earn her doctorate in Brazilian Studies at NYU, and taught at various universities during her career.
- College/Year: Drew
- Links to Oral History Sessions: Pinsdorf, Marion (July 26, 2011)
- Conflict(s): Cold War
- Military Branch & Unit: Civilian