Marlene graduated from the University of Illinois as Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Masters of Science. She has been with the Northwestern Children’s practice for 14 years. Marlene is originally from Chicago and now resides in Darien with her husband and two children. She enjoys the challenge of balancing her career with being a mother. She aspires to live a healthy and active lifestyle and to be a positive role model for her patients and her family.