Marielle is from Trinidad and Tobago and she is smart and innovative and represents what’s great about her country.
A Fulbright Scholar recipient and Cultural Studies PhD candidate at George Mason University, Virginia, Marielle is a practicing visual artist, social entrepreneur, arts management consultant and academic.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (joint degree program) from The University of the West Indies and the University of Technology in Jamaica and earned a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts & Cultural Enterprise Management and an MPhil in Cultural Studies at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad.
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As a social entrepreneur she established Caribbean Arts Village Ltd to create a nexus for Caribbean artists in the region. The company hosted, trained and promoted musicians and visual artists at its base, TheCentre for the Arts, in Port of Spain, from 2006 to 2007. The company simultaneously hosted a website www.caribbeanartsvillage.com which served to connect Caribbean artists and arts organizations.