Marián was deeply impacted by her teachers throughout her time in Los Angeles' public schools. In high school, she had amazing educators who inspired her to pursue teaching. She graduated from Dartmouth College and taught in the Republic of the Marshall Islands soon after. During her time in the Marshall Islands, she reconnected to her indigeneity and the power of community. Once back in the States, she worked with youth in the Bay area as a classroom teacher and program director for afterschool and summer programs. Marián is dedicated to supporting the well-being, vitality and joy of black, indigenous and communities of color at large. She loves spending time with her daughter, eating fruit, reading, and dancing Cuban salsa!