Marie is a passionate nonprofit professional with more than five years of experience in fundraising, event planning and communications for nonprofits that support young people and families.  Currently, she is the Senior Communications Associate at Able Works where the mission is to equip individuals with financial, education, life skills, and assets to enable them to live free from oppression and poverty.  Prior to Able Works, she worked at Beyond Emancipation (B:E) where she worked to raise funds and awareness to support young people with experience in foster care and probation in Alameda County.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nonprofit Leadership & Management at Arizona State University. Marie is deeply committed to serving the community and is honored to serve on the Board at PEERS.