Marlene Uraga, Program Support Associate

Marlene Uraga, VITA Program Manager

VITA Program Manager

Marlene Uraga

Marlene Uraga joined The Financial Clinic in October 2017 as the Program Support Associate, working as a financial coach to provide customers with one-on-one support to help them achieve financial security, before becoming VITA Program Manager to lead the Clinic’s 2018 free tax preparation services. She works with Rise Boro in their East New York, Brownsville, and Bushwick sites.

Prior to the Clinic, Marlene worked with Urban Upbound as a VITA Tax Preparer for two tax seasons and a Financial Coach for one year. She first discovered her love of helping the community when she volunteered to be a Tax Preparer for the Food Bank of NYC. Marlene holds an Associates Degree in Applied Science for Accounting from the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Outside of the office, she can be found at the Bronx Zoo with her 2-year-old daughter, Hailey, at least twice a month.