Marleny was born and raised in Guatemala. She has been living in the United States for over 20 years.
She first became involved with the community after her youngest son was diagnosed with severe hemophilia type A. Ever since his diagnosis, she wanted to be directly involved with representing/supporting the Latino community within NEHA. She hopes to support the Hispanic community’s representation within NEHA, so that their voices are heard regardless of the language barrier.
Marleny has worked in a local school system for over 20 years, where she works with kids and their parents who come from different countries and need assistance adjusting to life in America due to their respective native languages.
She and her family live in Tyngsboro, MA.