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Floralba Arbelo-Marrero | Assistant Professor of Education, Carlos Albizu University

Current Position and Past Experience
Floralba Arbelo Marrero, Assistant Professor of Education at Carlos Albizu University has been involved in higher education for over twelve years. Dr. Arbelo-Marrero has had the privilege of developing educational programs and collaborating with NGO projects in Puerto Rico, Haiti, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and in the U.S. in the areas of immigration policy, youth development, curriculum development, social justice programs, instructional design, LMS administration, board governance, strategic planning, and grant writing.

Research interests include: the academic persistence of Hispanic nontraditional students, student retention at Hispanic Serving Institutions, the socio-cultural factors that affect achievement for Hispanic populations, and collaborative models across sectors to improve Hispanic student success.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Arbelo-Marrero has earned degrees from Brooklyn College, The New School for Public Engagement, and a doctorate from Liberty University and has collaborated on research projects with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, and the Center for New York City Affairs.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Dr. Arbelo-Marrero lives in South Florida with her husband Michael and their two children. She currently serves on the board of directors of Latinas of Legacy, a mentoring organization that promotes personal and professional development for Latina women.

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