Marlene is originally from Dublin in Ireland. She then moved to the UK and from there to Beijing, where she worked at a different international school for three years before joining Dulwich College Beijing. Marlene got her first degree in Early Childhood Education from the Dublin Institute of Technology and, a short while later, got a teaching qualification from the UK. Marlene loves the outdoor life and feels like Beijing has given her so many opportunities to indulge her this passion in her life. She also enjoys travelling and doing lots of exercise, including boxing.