Program Coordinator, Marshallese Educational Initiative
Marcina Langrine was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and moved to Arkansas in the year 2011. She graduated from Har-ber High School and went on to pursue her teaching degree at Northwest Arkansas Community College. Marcina currently attends the University of Arkansas and plans to continue to receive her doctorate degree in education. While in school, she started working at a nonprofit called Marshallese Educational Initiative (MEI). It is here that she learned the wonders of community service and helping her fellow Marshallese community both in the state and worldwide. She ultimately hopes to obtain her degree in community and human services so that she can continue to be an effective leader and build advocacy skills. Marcina’s love for public service and representing the Marshallese community continues to grow every single day. Along with being a full-time student, Marcina is also a mentor and tutor for grades 1-12. She is a climate activist, a manager for a band, program coordinator, is part of the COVID 19 Response Task Force, and is a communications assistant for the Women’s Advocacy Program at MEI. Marcina also enjoys nature, exploring, traveling, reading, dancing, meeting new people, and spending time with family and friends. Marcina hopes to continue raising awareness of the Marshallese culture and history while doing community outreach to both Marshallese and among diverse communities. Her passion is to continue her community work and encourage the youth to always chase their dreams and do what feels right for them. She is constantly working with partners and community leaders to continue finding ways to make Springdale a more sustainable city through projects and programs. Marcina’s main goal is to lead by example and be a role model to her generation with exceptional determination and ambition in her own career while continuing to inspire those she serves along the way.