KNOWING YOUR OPTIONS
Marlene targeted millennials with educational materials on the most effective contraception methods, as well as information on how they can find out if they are covered for contraceptive services under their current medical insurance.
Interviewing undergraduate students at William Paterson University in New Jersey, USA about their experiences with contraception, views on the availability and affordability of different methods, and thoughts on which method is best for them, Marlene hopes to help students protect themselves against sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies and realize their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
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Marlene graduated from Seton Hall University with a Master of Healthcare Administration in May 2015. Last year, she was selected for the Women's Healthcare internship at Bayer HealthCare where she worked on advocacy and policy issues at the Legislative Affairs Office in Washington, D.C. and also worked with the IUD/IUS Marketing Team at the headquarters located in Whippany, NJ.
Marlene has also worked internationally with an NGO called Deepalaya, which provides education to children and maternal and reproductive health services to families in the slums of India. She is currently a U.S. Brand Ambassador for Deepalaya. Marlene plans to build a career revolving around health policy in the U.S and on a global level.
Follow Marlene on Twitter at @SnehaKalayil