Marzena Maksym- Centro SOL

We are grateful for the trailblazers who paved the way for all of us in our history and those who make our lives better day by day. We celebrate the life and contributions of our team members, colleagues, and allies this International Women’s History Month.

Marzena Maksym

¿De dónde eres? comparte algo característico de tu lugar de origen. Where are you from? share something typical from where you are from.

I am from Subcarpathian region in southeastern Poland. Beautiful nature, as one of my favorite authors said: “a man should be born in such a landscape, spend his childhood in it and then leave it to know what lost love means”.

¿A qué te dedicas? What do you do?

I am a sociologist who works as a senior research program coordinator at Centro SOL, where I manage Latino mental health programs and research. I ask a lot of questions to better understand the needs of the community.

¿Qué te motiva? What inspires you?

The opportunity to make this world a little bit better place to live. The power of people, how much we can do when we work together.

¿Qué le dirías a tu yo más joven sobre donde te encuentras ahora en tu vida? What would you tell your younger self about where you are in life?

Don’t be afraid to take less traveled roads, curiosity over fear and keep going. Life is beautiful.

Aunque todo lo que has hecho en tu vida es producto de tus esfuerzos, siempre tenemos personas que nos han apoyado a las que agradecer o recordar. ¿Quiénes son esas personas para tí y por qué? Although everything you’ve accomplished in your life is the product of your efforts, there are always people to thank or think about who supported you. Who are those people for you and why?

My parents, my family by giving me freedom and support; my friends in believing in me, even in the moments when I had doubts. Teachers, and coworkers who became friends and opened doors for me.

¿Qué significa para ti la equidad en oportunidad para los Latinos? What does it mean for you equity in opportunity for Latinos?

Everyone who can truly and fully live has opportunities based on their needs and dreams.


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