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Marienel López

Counselor, Reading Area High School


B.S., Business Administration, Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena, Santo Domingo, DR

| (484) 258-7463 (RHS)  (610) 396-6247 (Berks Campus)

Ms. Marienel Lopez is an Academic Counselor for Upward Bound Migrant and Upward Bound Math and Science in Reading, PA.  A strong believer in the power of education and positive thinking, Marienel specializes in providing academic programming and summer instruction for UBM and UBMS participants. Marienel works diligently with target school districts, teachers, and staff to develop strategies to assist students to ensure success in post-secondary education.  Marienel believes that sparking intellectual curiosity and provoking students to dream is making everlasting impressions on their minds and hearts. Helping high school students explore college and career options may not seem like a priority, but it will alter the lives of those students down the road.

A resident of Reading, PA, Marienel has assisted Reading High School students in numerous capacities.  She has served the program as School Coordinator and with recruitment. While working with the PA Migrant Education Program, Marienel had the opportunity to work with the children of migrant farmworkers who struggle with English language acquisition skills.  Her passion for assisting students with their post-secondary educational success stems from her own educational journey. Through her own personal triumphs and educational background Marienel is committed to serving Upward Bound and pushing the program and its participants to success. 

Marienel enjoys Spanish music, dancing, spending time with her nephew, but can also be found binge watching on Romantic comedies, with Sandra Bullock or Julia Roberts.