New Hire | September 7, 2017

After seven years of midtown Manhattan and midwestern winters, Marlena is very excited to come home to the Bay Area to work as Character’s newest copywriter.

As a UC Davis political science grad, she loved a smart zinger more than the idea of law school. She graduated from the Second City Writing Program in Chicago and became a copywriter so she could combine her love of writing with a strange desire to pay her rent. She’s been very lucky to craft new narratives for big, beloved brands and exciting newcomers.

Above all else she values empathy, exploring dying malls, and being open to ideas and opinions that deviate from her own.