Marina is a recent graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, where she earned dual degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Economics, graduating Magna Cum Laude in Economics. During her time at university, Marina conducted insightful research, focusing on the impact of parental aspirations on economic inequality, particularly in the context of incarceration.
Beyond academia, Marina gained hands-on experience in a startup dedicated to affordable wheelchair braking technology. This experience ignited her passion for engineering, accessibility, and social responsibility.
Marina's commitment to social justice extends to various causes, including mentoring foster youth to pursue higher education. They are deeply engaged in addressing economic inequality and supporting marginalized communities, including those involved in the criminal justice system, individuals with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community.