Marina Acevedo was born and raised in Miami, Florida to an amazing Argentinian family. She obtained a graduate degree in engineering from the University of Michigan in 2013. In 2014 she became a full time urban missionary in Allentown, PA, where she helped jumpstart a mission school called Simplicity Christian Academy. Marina enjoys mentoring youth and young adult as she has a passion for coaching others to meet their God-given potential. As a current dean at REACH Columbia Union Urban Evangelism School she has the pleasure of coaching both current students and alumni.

What lead you to be a coach?
I believe that what leads me to coaching is a strong desire to see people succeed. I believe everyone has a God-given potential regardless of the situation they are facing. We are here to help and remind one another of this God-given potential which together we can all strive to meet.

 What do you like best about it?
The most fulfilling part of coaching is watching people succeed at their goals. Being able to process through doubts or questions that may arise can make or break it for people and in those moments I truly like to be of service.

How do you recharge on your day off?
On my day off I like to recharge by watching funny movies while drinking some amazing bubble or herbal tea. I also enjoy taking long        drives through nature and going on random adventures with friends.

What are your three favorite things?
My three favorite things are: my wonderful family, my spunky friends and amazing vegan food.