Marlena Rodriguez

marlena rodriguez 600x450 Marlena RodriguezIn what seems like a rarity under the steamy South Florida sun, Marlena was born and raised in Miami. She’s a true Miami native.

Marlena’s adoration for both reading and writing paved the way for a Bachelor degree in English from Florida International University.

Before settling in her role as Web Producer for, Marlena dabbled in the realms of wellness to real estate, design and retail, utilizing her love of language to capture a brand’s essence by making it bubble by way of savvy copywriting.

Marlena, along with her husband, daughter and dog, currently resides in South Miami.

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