From an early age, Marly recognized the value of community-based philanthropy and sought out different opportunities to engage in philanthropic activities in California’s Central Valley. Her early passion for education and service followed her to Stanford through her involvement with Stanford PACS Digital Civil Society Lab, the Haas Center for Public Service, Graduate School of Education and several homeless service organizations in the Bay Area. Marly graduated Stanford in 2017 with a B.A. in Political Science and honors from the Graduate School of Education. She is currently a Program Analyst at the Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation in Menlo Park.