Meet the Staff: Marlene

1.     Tell us about yourself.

I was born in Albuquerque, NM and raised in El Paso, TX. I am an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at El Paso and I am pursuing a degree in psychology with a minor in history. 

2.     Give us a description of what you do for United Way.  

I am the Program Specialist; I oversee the HOPES Parent as Teachers Program, outreach, event coordination, data entry and management, among other duties.

3.     Why is this work so important to our community?

It is important because it not only promotes the program to families within the community, but it also provides them with a wider range of assistance for their families to benefit from. 

4.     What is the most surprising thing you have learned about the community and yourself in your time at United Way? 

 I have learned that there are many organizations that assist the families within the community that contribute to increasing economic stability and mobility.  

5.     Share a quote that motivates you as a person and as a member of the United Way team.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill