Marylin was born and raised in Yuma, AZ. As the daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico, she grew up very aware of the issues faced by immigrant individuals and families making them very important to her and her career. Prior to joining the Florence Project in July 2020, Marylin worked analyzing data produced by programs serving justice involved and foster youth and overseeing a housing program for former foster women. Her experience also includes conducting child abuse and neglect investigations for the Department of Child Safety and expanding outreach of food and nutrition programs to Latinx communities across the country through the USDA. Marylin holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Arizona State University along with a Master of Social Work, Master of Public Administration, and a Certificate of Public Policy from the University of Southern California. In her free time, Marylin enjoys working out, reading, and exploring new restaurants and places.