Marilyn received her B.A. from the University of California, Riverside in English with a minor in Spanish. As an undergraduate, she worked as a Research Assistant, where she participated in research that studied cultural identity in young teens. She also took on a leadership role in an on-campus organization, Mujeres Unidas, which sought to empower young Latinas through educational events and programs. She grew up in Los Angeles and loves her city . She is very excited to be in LACLJ and continue to serve her community.