Marleena is a 2018 scholarship winner. She just completed her first semester at Lindenwood University majoring in performing arts. As a young girl, Marleena was inspired by Civil rights activist, Ruby Bridges to tell stories through the literary arts and create pictures on stage. She is vivacious, outspoken and ambitious - acting and writing are her passion. Her goal is to inspire people by being unconventional and convicting. Marleena was successful this semester and has grown tremendously by participating in stage plans and other activities at Lindenwood University.