Marlene Bernal 

Class of 2018

Marlene Bernal was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After graduating high school, she moved to San Francisco where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit and Community Recreation. She is a strong believer that the lack of recreational resources and access to open green space should not be defined by the zip code you live in; which is what fuels her desire to become involved with policy work that will help provide the necessary tools to improve these areas in the community she grew up in (Watts, California) and many others like it. She is currently continuing her education and is on her way to earning a Master of Public Administration where she hopes to gain the knowledge and skillset necessary to help spread awareness of the importance of outdoor recreation and how that leads to a better quality of life. through LHIP, Marlene worked at engaging visitors in Manzanar National Historic Site.