Marilena was born in Athens in 1978. She graduated from ARSAKEIO – TOSITSEIO LYCEUM EKALIS. She holds a BACHELOR in BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (major MARKETING) from the AMERICAN COLLEGE OF GREECE (DEREE COLLEGE).
She has done additional studies in NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS in the field of COMMUNICATION, TOURIST PROMOTION AND ACTIVITY: CULTURAL EVENTS, FESTIVALS, REVIVAL AND INNOVATIVE ARTIST ACTIVITIES.
She worked in the private sector (ERGOSE SA) in the administration support of the General Manager. Also, in the advertising companies “Guard” and “Marketing Sales Center”. She has participated in planning and organizing outreach programs, speeches, press conferences, publications, press releases. Also in the planning and promotion of corporate identity and the preparation of the company’s annual participation in the International Exhibition of Thessaloniki / Line (Thessaloniki International Trade Fair) and Exhibition “Transport” in O.L.P.
Since the founding of ARTIVA, apart from organizing festivals, she has been invited from public agencies to prepare and present integrated surveys for the organization of cultural events.
During the official presentation of the Municipality of Nafplio as the honorable municipality at the 1st Helexpo Travel Show in Maroussi, she presented the “NAFPLIO-ARTIVA International Choral Festival” and the “NAFPLIO ARTIVA BAND FESTIVAL” as two cultural festivals that have become an institution for the city of Nafplion.
She speaks fluent English and French.