Marlene graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a minor in Mathematics. She has experience in retail banking and public accounting, having previously worked at JPMorgan Chase and then a boutique accounting firm where she began working towards her CPA designation. Marlene also holds an Associates of Science degree in Engineering, accompanied by four years of experience at a telecommunications startup where she led a team of network engineers in producing CAD/GIS-based HFC design.
In her free time Marlene enjoys traveling, spending time with friends & family, and being an active member of the community through her volunteer work. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, proficient in Spanish and French, and is an apprentice to a local metalsmith/jeweler.