Marlena Flick joined PPF in 2018 with experience from political, academic and civic sectors working on issues related to socio-economic equity, marginalization and migration.
She is an active Board Member of the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE) and serves as a career and transition mentor for newcomers and youth with local immigrant-serving organizations and neighbourhood initiatives.
Marlena holds a Joint Honours in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Ottawa and a Masters of Political Science from the University of Waterloo. She remains engaged in independent research and writing around immigration and work experiences, and critical analysis of entrepreneurship and policy. Her work is grounded in a value for deep community relationships.