Marilyn grew up in Redlands, CA, where she became an at-risk youth at an early age. She experienced incarceration first hand at age 16 after watching her friends and family members go through the system her whole life. Once released Marilyn decided to use her experience as a way to help and guide others through the same systems she had just been released from.
Her passion is working with and supporting currently and formerly incarcerated youth. She strives to make a positive impact in each person’s life that she comes in contact with. She has been with Young Women’s Freedom Center since November 2019 and now continues to oversee programming at our LA Site.