As a child, Marlu Abarca would often interpret for her mother. But what she lost she also gained in translation.
From the event: Growing Up
Marlu Abarca is a first generation college graduate, with a bachelor's in psychology from Grinnell College. Her five-year plan includes becoming a college admissions counselor, returning to school for her master's degree and becoming a foster parent. Originally from Los Angeles, Marlu lives in Des Moines with her roommate, Monse, and her cat, Monkey.