Marie is a student at Essex County College (ECC) Newark, NJ. At ECC, she is the Program Coordinator of the International Student Society (ISS) club, the Director of Events for Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA), and the Senator of Grievance for her Student Government Association (SGA). She stays active by working for the Recruitment Office in her school and tutoring when needed. Marie who used to be a Psychology major is now an International Relations and Global Affairs/Romance Language major. She seeks to make a difference where no one expected or thought possible.
Marie met Katie Sgarro at the Millennium Campus Conference where she first heard of AsylumConnect. As an active advocate for the LGBTQ community, Marie was hooked to be a part of this growing organization. She is best known for being very awkward and childish but yet so passionate with issues concerning inequality. Marie, aspires to be just like her idol – Nelson Mandela who though shut from the world became the biggest #sidekick known in history.