Marilyn Bekolo
Pronouns
She/Her
Year
2021
Chapter
Position
Regional Manager/Candidate for M.S. in Nonprofit Leadership, Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS
Marilyn began her career journey at Accenture’s Federal Systems Integration Consulting division. She later was recruited to join Google’s Legal Investigations team and served as a shared resource between Google’s Legal Online Operations, Global Learning Design, and Google Apps for Education departments. During her four years working at Google, she worked on several education/learning initiatives focused on instructional design, global emerging market research, K-12 governmental partnerships, and nonprofit program management for various efforts including Google Apps for Education, YouTube Edu, Google.org Rise Awards, and Computer Science CS First. She is a former 2017 Education Pioneers Management Fellow and focused on district level strategic planning, talent management, diversity programming, and special projects for a Houston based charter school district. Marilyn most recently served as a TX/LA Regional Director of School Partnerships at Kokua Education, responsible for building K-12 executive partnerships, growth landscape analysis, and partner retention-risk mitigation strategy. Marilyn received her B.A. from Howard University and is currently pursuing a master’s in nonprofit leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. A self-proclaimed “super-transplant” and native of Detroit, MI, she has lived in several cities coast-to-coast and currently resides in Houston, TX. She is a proud member of both Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.