Marena has her Bachelor’s in Kinesiology – Exercise Science from Penn State University, and her Master’s in Exercise Science – Sports Performance from Lebanon Valley College. She is also a certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA.
She played volleyball, soccer, and softball throughout jr. high and high school. She has experience working in both the private sector and in the collegiate setting.
In the private sector, Marena spent time working in sports performance, personal training, and chiropractic care. Marena was a former strength & conditioning intern with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There she worked with UNC’s 23 Olympic sport teams. She plans to gain a nutrition certification in the near future.
Marena and her boyfriend, Kyle, a high school teacher and their puppy Barkley, live in Ashburn and love being part of the Loudoun community.