A little bit about Marlene Pena Marlene Pena was born in San Salvador, El Salvador, and holds a Health Administration-Bachelor of Health Services degree from the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University. The career skills she brings to C&I Studios are teamwork and customer service. One of her daily talents is to create new projects and execute them when tasks are assigned. Her colleagues would describe her as dedicated and always wanting to help her team. She has two beautiful dogs she cherishes, a Matese terrier Mix, and a purebred Golden Retriever puppy. The most influential person in her life has been her mother, and she has shown her to work hard and be kind consistently. In her time off, she enjoys spending time with her family, furry dogs, arts and crafts, catching waves on her jet ski, and going to the beach.