Marlene DeLaRosa, Learner Advocate

Marlene DeLaRosa has lived most of her life in Denver and has worked for the Department of Justice for nearly 30 years with the US Immigration Court. She is the mother of 22-year-old twins TaShina and LaPhonso. She has been committed to improving education for the youth of Colorado since she was a teenager. She has served as board member and committee member for the following organizations: Mile High Montessori, Denver Great Kids HeadStart, Circle of Latina Leadership, Hispanic Chamber Education Foundation, LatinasGive and the parent organizations at each of her children’s schools. Marlene has been instrumental in improving parent engagement and parent leadership within Denver Public Schools. She follows the philosophy of “Servant Leadership” and is committed to challenging others to discover their potential and to find their personal purpose in life.

"By 2020, more than a third of the desired core skill sets of most occupations will be comprised of skills that are not yet considered crucial to the job today.”

The Future of Jobs, World Economic Forum