Coaches: all events
Specialty: Debate, Limited Preparation, Platform
Mariela attended California State University-Fullerton and pursued three bachelors of arts degrees in American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, and Philosophy. She received the Edward J. Praitis Scholarship for her outstanding achievements in philosophy, represented her work at the 2016 Ethnic Studies Conference at Chapman University and was awarded the Susan Flinkingshelt Student Association Service Award. Mariela debated for the varsity policy debate division, receiving multiple individual speaker and finalist awards along the way. She was awarded the Giles Forensics Scholarship and was recognized as a CEDA All American Scholar.
Mariela has coached numerous schools and academies in California for over 6 years, helping many students place in finalist rounds, raise their grades, and get accepted to prestigious schools.
Her focus as the Program Director for the Advantage Center is to help students and parents find quality coaching and mentoring for personal success.